The Conquest of Assyria

Excavations in an Antique Land

Author: Mogens Trolle Larsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317949951

Category: HISTORY

Page: 416

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The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the cuneiform system of writing and the rediscovery of a lost civilisation.
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Getrennte Wege?

Kommunikation, Raum und Wahrnehmung in der Alten Welt

Author: Robert Rollinger,Andreas Luther,Josef Wiesehöfer

Publisher: Verlag Antike

ISBN: 3938032146

Category: History

Page: 655

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Includes papers from two sections of the 45th Deutscher Historikertag held in Sept. 2004 in Kiel, Germany, and from an international colloquium held in June 2005 in Innsbruck, Austria.
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Ancient Kanesh

A Merchant Colony in Bronze Age Anatolia

Author: Mogens Trolle Larsen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107119561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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This book presents a detailed description of the political, cultural, and economic world of ancient Kanesh (present-day Kültepe, Turkey), a vibrant Bronze Age Anatolian trade outpost and the earliest attested commercial society in world history.
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New Light on Nimrud

Proceedings of the Nimrud Conference 11th-13th March 2002

Author: J. E. Curtis

Publisher: British School of Archaeology in

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 297

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This book publishes 34 papers by international and Iraqi experts given at a conference on Nimrud at The British Museum in 2002. Excavations at the important Assyrian capital city of Nimrud have continued intermittently since 1845, culminating with the discovery in 1989-90 of the tombs of the Assyrian queens with astonishing quantities of gold jewellery. All aspects of the excavations and the various finds and inscribed material from Nimrud are considered in this volume, with particular attention being paid to the tombs of the queens and their contents. The evidence of inscriptions and the results of paleopathological investigation are brought together to identify the bodies in the tombs. There is much previously unpublished information about the tombs, and the jewellery is fully illustrated in eight colour plates. Finally, the significance of Nimrud as one of the greatest sites in the Ancient Near East is fully assessed.
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Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem

Story, History and Historiography

Author: Isaac Kalimi,Seth Richardson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004265627

Category: History

Page: 560

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In Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem, twelve scholars of the ancient world examine the histories, myths, and tales that formed around the Assyrian campaign of 701 B.C.E. over the course of more than a millennium of re-tellings.
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The British Museum

A History

Author: David Mackenzie Wilson

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 416

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The British Museum is the oldest publicly funded museum in the world. This volume tells the story of the collections, the buildings that house them, and the people who have administered and curated them since its foundation in 1753.
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Assyrian Palace Sculptures

Author: Paul Collins,Paul Thomas Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Palaces

Page: 144

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Between the ninth and seventh centuries BC the small kingdom of Assyria in northern Iraq expanded through conquest to dominate the region from Egypt to Iran. The power of the Assyrian kings was reflected in the creation of a series of magnificent palaces in which the walls of principal rooms and courtyards were lined with huge panels of alabaster carved with images of the monarch as priest, victorious warrior and hunter. Together, the sculptures constitute some of the most impressive and eloquent witnesses of the ancient Middle East. This book serves as a superb visual introduction to what are undoubtedly some of the greatest works of art from the ancient world, showcasing a series of specially taken photographs of the British Museum's unrivalled collection of Assyrian sculptures. These stunning images capture the majesty of the Assyrian king, his magnificent court and its protecting divinities, through individual panels or extraordinary, often overlooked details, such as incised embroidery on robes, the contours of flesh and musculature, the turn of a horse's head or the order within the apparent chaos of battle. An introduction sets the sculptures in their cultural and art-historical context. A brief history of Assyria and the royal palaces is followed by an overview of their discovery, reception and understanding. These are the earliest examples of complex narrative art, and their multilayered meanings occupied entire rooms in which the raw emotion and energy of animals and humans was captured with remarkable vitality. Many of these exceptional carvings rank among the greatest achievements in the history of art.
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: World history

Page: 2221

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"A comprehensive encyclopedia of world history with 538 articles that trace the development of human history -- with a focus on area studies, global history, anthropology, geography, science, arts, literature, economics, women's studies, African-American studies, and cultural studies related to all regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.
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