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Hebron (Al-Khalīl)

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Hebron-Qiryat Arbaʿ reached the pinnacle of its prosperity in the 11th-10th century BCE, but towards the end of the 10th century the city deteriorated. The new settlement, from the Persian period (middle of the 6th century BCE) onwards, was built in the valley, and was never protected by a proper wall. After the Islamic conquest the city changed its Byzantine-Christian character and slowly developed around the Sanctuary which was transformed from a Byzantine Basilica to a mosque and a Muslim shrine. Until the Crusader period, a sparse settlement had developed to the north of the Sanctuary, but in the post-Crusader period, particularly under the Mamlūks, it grew in other directions mainly in the north, around the mosque of ʿAlī al-Bakkā, in the north-west and the south. Until modern times, the old city of Hebron with all its markets was concentrated in very crowded, built-up area in the valley of al-Khalīl.

Keywords: Hebron-Qiryat Arbaʿ; Islamic conquest



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