Book Series Jerash Papers, vol. 8

Glass, Lamps, and Jerash Bowls

Final Publications from the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project III

Achim Lichtenberger, Rubina Raja (eds)

  • Pages: xii + 248 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:102 b/w, 77 col., 3 tables b/w., 10 maps b/w
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2021

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58937-4
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Gerasa, a Decapolis city in northern Jordan, has long been of interest to the international community of archaeologists and ancient historians. The final publications of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project is the most comprehensive publication on the archaeology of the site, since the 1938 publication edited by C. H. Kraeling.


“All told, it should be stated that the volume is a fine exemplar of contextualized evaluation of the glass, lamp and tableware finds from a local and regional perspective. It is user-friendly, well-organized, detailed, attractive, and with line drawings and colour photos. The authors should be heartily congratulated for this important publication, and the editors for enabling its appearance in such a short time after the completion of the excavation project. There is no question that it will serve as a valuable and indispensable research tool for future archaeological research in the Decapolis and beyond.” (Renate Rosenthal-Heginbottom, in Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 18/06/2022)


Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja are professors of classical archaeology and directors of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project. They specialise in the archaeology of the Mediterranean and Levant and have published widely on Gerasa and Levant.


The Decapolis city of Jerash has long attracted attention from travellers and scholars, due both to the longevity of the site and the remarkable finds uncovered during successive phases of excavation that have taken place from 1902 onwards. Between 2011 and 2016, a Danish-German team, led by the universities of Aarhus and Münster, focused their attention on the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — the highest point within the walled city — and this volume is the third in a series of books presenting the team’s final results.

The contributions gathered together in this volume provide an in-depth analysis of the glass finds, the lamps, and the iconography of the Jerash bowls discovered in the Northwest Quarter during the excavations. Together, these chapters provide both general overviews and more detailed insights into these important groups of material evidence, and also examine their stratigraphic contextualization and chronological spread across the centuries.


List of Illustrations

Glass, Lamps, and Jerash Bowls: The Finds from the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project’s Excavation Campaigns 2012–2016 — ACHIM LICHTENBERGER AND RUBINA RAJA

Part I: Glass

The Glass Finds from the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — RUTH E. JACKSON-TAL

Part II: Lamps

Pottery Oil Lamps from the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — ALEXANDRA USCATESCU

Part III: Jerash Bowls

Some Notes on the Iconography of the Jerash Bowls from the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — PAMELA BONNEKOH

About the Authors