Dilmun and Its Gulf Neighbours

Author: Harriet E. W. Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586795

Category: History

Page: 170

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Harriet Crawford presents a scholarly account of the archaeology of the Arabian Gulf from c.4500–1500 BC. It offers an interpretation of the structure of society in the Early Dilmun period (c.2000–1500 BC) using material from the excavated site of Saar on the main Bahrain island. The urban, centralized and probably literate society in Dilmun is contrasted with the contemporary societies in Oman and the Emirates. Here there is evidence from buildings and graves for a loosely knit, apparently tribal society. Both societies were greatly influenced by their participation in the complex trade routes which linked them with ancient Mesopotamia to the north and the Indus Valley to the south east, but developed their own distinctive cultures. The reason for their divergent development seems to relate to the fact that Dilmun was an entrepot, while the Oman peninsula was a source of raw materials.
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Sumer and the Sumerians

Author: Harriet Crawford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521533386

Category: History

Page: 252

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This work reviews the social and technological developments in Mesopotamia from 3800 to 2000 BC.
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The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]

Author: Stephen K. Stein

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440835519

Category: History

Page: 863

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This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts
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Dilmun

new studies in the archaeology and early history of Bahrain

Author: Daniel T. Potts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bahrain

Page: 215

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Classic Ships of Islam

From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean

Author: Dionisius A. Agius

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004158634

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

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Drawing upon Arabic literary sources, iconographic evidence and archaeological finds, this book examines trade, port towns, ship construction, seamanship, ship typology and their historical development in the Western Indian Ocean, focussing on the Medieval Islamic period but including earlier sources.
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Elenchus of Biblica

Author: Robert Althann

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876536182

Category: Reference

Page: 712

View: 4986

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Ur

The City of the Moon God

Author: Harriet Crawford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472522192

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 2800–2000 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf war and from neglect. It still remains a potent symbol for people of all faiths and will have an important role to play in the future. This account of Ur's past looks at both the ancient city and its evolution over centuries, and its archaeological interpretation in more recent times. From the 19th century explorers and their identification of the site of Mukayyar as the Biblical city of Ur, the study proceeds to look in detail at the archaeologist Leonard Woolley and his key discoveries during the 1920s and 30s. Using the findings as a framework and utilising the latest evidence from environmental, historical and archaeological studies, the volume explores the site's past in chronological order from the Ubaid period in the 5th millennium to the death of Alexander. It looks in detail at the architectural remains: the sacred buildings, royal graves and also the private housing which provides a unique record of life 4000 years ago. The volume also describes the part played by Ur in the Gulf war and discusses the problems raised for archaeologists in the war's aftermath.
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From the Crucifix to the Cross and the Heretics - Stories of Western Mexico

Author: Harriet Crawford

Publisher: Cullen Press

ISBN: 140976804X

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The American Neptune

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

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A quarterly journal of maritime history.
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The archaeology of Bahrain

the British contribution ; proceedings of a seminar held on Monday 24th July 2000 to mark the exhibition 'Traces of Paradise' at the Brunei gallery, SOAS, London

Author: University of London. School of Oriental and African Studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 65

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The Land of Enki in the Islamic Era

Pearls, Palms, and Religious Identity in Bahrain

Author: Timothy Insoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 601

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Presenting the results of a recent archaeological survey of the region, this book attempts to uncover the history of Bahrain during the period between the 6th and 13th centuries AD, of which little is currently understood.
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The Middle East and North Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: 1387

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Includes "Who's who in the Middle East and North Africa."
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Classical Views

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical antiquities

Page: N.A

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Early Metallurgy of the Persian Gulf

Technology, Trade, and the Bronze Age World

Author: Lloyd R. Weeks

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9780391042131

Category: History

Page: 249

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This volume examines the relationship between large-scale copper extraction and the development of social complexity in Bronze Age southeastern Arabia, and provides critical new evidence for the production and exchange of copper and tin in wider Western Asia.
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Archiv für Orientforschung

Internationale Zeitschrift für die Wissenschaft vom vorderen Orient...

Author: Ernst Friedrich Weidner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oriental antiquities

Page: N.A

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The towers of Ras al-Khaimah

Author: Derek Kennet,Society for Arabian Studies,Raʾs al-Khaymah (United Arab Emirates : Emirate). Department of Antiquities and Museums

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd

ISBN: 9780860547785

Category: Architecture

Page: 237

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This study describes and illustrates, with plans, drawings and photographs, 75 of the defensive towers in the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah, which occupies the western side of the Musandam peninsula at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf. The material comes from a survey undertaken between December 1991 and January 1992, and includes an introduction discussing geography, history, typology and distribution, and construction techniques and features.
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