Author: E. Foietta

Download article as .pdf: Khirbet Jaddalah and its land. A study of the military landscape in the eastern part of the Kingdom of Hatra (2nd – 3rd cent. AD)


This paper concerns a general revaluation of the ‘fortified palace’ of Khirbet Jaddalah (Iraq), constructed between Hatra and Ashur during the 2nd and 3rd cent. AD. The site has been studied in strict relation with its close landscape (20 x 20 km) for the presence of many archaeological occurrences, especially square forts. The settlement pattern, the location of the fortified structures, the characteristics of the society and of the environment of the Kingdom of Hatra support the employment of a defence in-depht strategy against the idea of a borders’ linear defence.