Notes on the Geography of The West Bank: Southern Countryside: Photo 19
Here, near Herodion, is the kind of home traditionally occupied by families from generation to generation on the West Bank. It contains the architectural germ or basic cellular unit that was expanded to form all the larger indigenous buildings of the West Bank. The massive walls are comprised of inner and outer walls of cut stone separated by a thermal layer of rubble. The roof is domed. The stone was probably quarried from the hole that become the family cistern.
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