743Re: [Synoptic-L] Keramon
- Oct 11, 2006Bob Schacht wrote:
> Thanks, Jim. Does this show entrance to the roof through an opening inNope. Just a ladder on the outside wall where some industrious looking
> the roof for the stairs?
woman appears to be spreading grain to dry.
>I can't imagine constructing a house within a courtyard and then
> Evidence-- even archaeological evidence-- can be confusing unless one
> knows more about the context. For example, consider a common courtyard
> house-- that is, a rectangular compound in which there are walls all
> around the outside, and access limited to one (or more) door(s), but
> open to the air in the middle. This has been common in many parts of the
> Middle East, and many archaeological commentaries on standard house
> plans take note of it. Then imagine a stairway leading from the
> *interior courtyard* to the roof. If all you have is a remnant of the
> compound consisting of the stairway and adjacent parts of the house--
> but not the other three sides of the compound-- it might look as if the
> stairway is on the outside exterior, i.e. public side, of the house,
> even though it was on the inside (courtyard) side, and therefore
> private. So here we need to know whether "exterior" means the public
> side, or the internal courtyard side.
building the stair to the roof on the outside of the compound. That
makes no sense. If such a stair existed, then it would have been inside
the compound but outside the house.
Jim West, ThD
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