Unit Book J2


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Equals other label 2009-08-17 cJC a7 (structure) [Input: T914CJC.j]
Includes other label 2009-08-17 cJC f127 (wall), f128 (wall), f130 (steps), f131 (apron) [Input: T914CJC.j]
Best definition 2009-08-17 !! Accessway [Input: T914CJC.j]



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Definition 2009-08-17 cJC Accessway [Input: T914CJC.j]
Description (summary) 2009-08-17 cJC Monumental access to the temple terrace. In the third millennium this complex served as the main access to the temple. The complex was used for a long period of time which is indicated by the continual build up of floors in front of the apron. This monumental access is composed of the second staircase, the first apron, the flanking walls (f127 and f129). Most of the monumental access was built at the same time as the revetment wall with the exception of the second flanking wall which was added later. This specific label subsumes several important features and other specific labels. [Input: T914CJC.j]


Time Sequencing

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Strata (included within phase) 2009-08-17 cJC s650J2B [Input: T914CJC.j]
Other reasons, reservations, qualifications 2009-08-17 cJC The individual components of the monumental access have been primarily dated to this strata using the materials found against the base. The only exception is the western flanking wall which was added later. [Input: T914CJC.j]



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Space definition (2st degree of specificity) 2009-08-17 cJC The monumental access serves to both connect and separate the Plaza at the base of the staircase with the temple terrace at the top. The revetment wall serves to separate the Plaza from the temple terrace and acts as a restrictive force. As a consequence the staircase and apron become the focus as the point of entry and passage between the two points. [Input: T914CJC.j]