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ID: 7001366
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7001366

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Ramla (inhabited place)  Ramla (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 31 55 44 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 31.9292  decimal degrees
Long: 034 51 54 E  degrees minutes   Long: 34.8656  decimal degrees

Note: Only town in Palestine founded by Arabs; was chief city & capital of Palestine from 8th-11th cen. CE; station for pilgrims during the Middle Ages; taken by Israeli army in 1948. Some scholars believe that the city was built on or near the ruins of the ancient city of Gath, based on a medieval Jewish tradition.

Names:
Ramla (preferred,C,V)
Er Ramle (C,V)
Ramle (C,V)
Remle (C,V)
Ramlah (C,V)
Rama (C,V)
Ramlāh (C,V)
רמלה (C,V,Hebrew ,U)
الرملة‎ (C,V,Arabic,U)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Israel (nation)  ........  Israel (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of HaMerkaz (national district)  ............  HaMerkaz (national district) (P)
Hierarchy of Ramla (inhabited place)  ................  Ramla (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 716 AD by the Khalif Suleiman
district capital (C)
battlefield (H)

Related geographic places:
possibly identified as ....  Arimathea .......... (lost settlement)
........................................  (World, Asia, Israel, Judaea) [8711912]
possibly identified as ....  Gath .......... (lost settlement)
........................................  (World, Asia, Israel) [6002210]

Sources and Contributors:
רמלה..........  [VP]
...........  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
الرملة‎..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Er Ramle..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
Rama..........  [VP]
...........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Ramla..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) 36RXA7636834110
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 162
..............  Vilnay, Guide to Israel (1971) 207
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 554
Ramlah..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Ramle..........  [VP]
..............  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-)
Ramlāh..........  [VP]
.................  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Remle..........  [VP]
..............  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 162
..................  Vilnay, Guide to Israel (1971) 207
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 554
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Archaeology Magazine [online] (2000-)

 

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