Herakleion Museum

Author : J. A. Sakellarakis
ISBN : 9602130393
Genre : History
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From the remote Neolithic period the soil of Crete has lovingly protected priceless treasures, which have been, and are continually being brought to light by archaeological excavations.These masterpieces of Cretan, and especially of Minoan civilization, are now displayed in the Herakleion Museum, and form a collection of unique value.The publication of the Guide to the Herakleion Museum by Ekdotike Athenon is intended to help the visitor to become acquainted with the treasures of Cretan art in a scientific and methodical way, and, through the exhibits, to trace the evolution of the civilization of the island throughout the many centuries of its history.The structure and composition of the book has been designed with these aims in mind, and the relevant photographs are set out alongside the text. The visitor thus has the opportunity to come into contact, room by room, with the great artistic achievements of Minoan civilization, and to form an idea of the character of its unique cultural heritage.
Category: History


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ISBN : OCLC:912126299
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Author : Adrian Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015048579315
Genre : Reference
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Lists and annotates some 380 books, journal articles, conference papers, and other sources of information on Crete, focusing on both history and contemporary life. Most works described are in English, with a few in other languages. Only material published since the mid- 19th century has been included, with a heavy bias towards the late 20th century. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Author : Christos Doumas
ISBN : 9602131373
Genre : History
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INTRODUCTION: Geography and Geology; Historical Outline; Archaeological Research; THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES: PREHISTORIC THERA: AKROTIRI: The Houses; Pottery; Wall-Paintings; Stone Tools and Vessels; Miniature Art and Metal-Working; External Relations; Economic, Social, and Political Organisation; The Catastrophe and the Myth of Atlantis; ANCIENT THERA: MESA VOUNO: Town Plan; Architecture; The Agora; The Sanctuaries; Other Public Buildings; Private Houses; Art and Letters; Funerary Customs; External Relations; Social Organisation and Way of Life; TOUR OF THE ISLAND: Phira; Merovigli; Oia; Vothonas; Pyrgos; Prophitis Ilias; Mesa and Exo Gonia; Akrotiri; Emborion.
Category: History

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120270
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The New Acropolis Museum

Author : Dēmētrios Pantermalēs
ISBN : UCSD:31822036365922
Genre : Architecture
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A comprehensive look at the eagerly anticipated New Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece, and the celebrated collection it houses. Marking the opening of the New Acropolis Museum, this book examines both its architecture and the archaeological treasures it was built to house. The building addresses the dramatic complexities of the collection and the site with minimalist simplicity by using three main materials—glass, stainless steel, and concrete. "There’s no way at the beginning of the twenty-first century you can try to imitate even superficially the art of 2,500 years ago," Tschumi says. The "precision of the concept was really what counted." The book provides an in-depth look at the creation of the building, set only 280 meters from the Parthenon, as well as the restoration, preservation, and housing of its exhibits through over 200 photographs, drawings, and texts.
Category: Architecture

Griffin Quest Investigating Atlantis A Travel Adventure To Islands Of Volcanoes Winged Lions Blue Monkeys And Dwarf Elephants Discover The Rea

Author : Lee R. Kerr
ISBN : 9780615490137
Genre : Travel
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You know the story of Atlantis, or at least you think you do. The Story of Atlantis is one of the greatest historical and archeological unsolved mysteries of human history. Did it exist, and if so, where? Many sites have been suggested, but is it true? Is any site the real location of Atlantis? Accompany this detective attorney, historian and amateur archeologist on his personal quest to unravel the evidence of the Atlantis mystery. Examine the archeological sites, art, and museums, covering 4000 years of history, in a 10 day investigative journey! Join him in Santorini, Crete, and Athens, as he investigates and builds his case for the origins of Atlantis. Experience the islands of Santorini and Crete through the Atlantis story, following the clues with their ancient relationships to Egypt, Spain, and even Ireland! Share the experience of exploring and connecting the archeological evidence of Bronze Age Griffins, (flying eagle headed lions), Dwarf Elephants, and Blue Monkeys, to the Atlantis story. Uncover the evidence of the "The Pillars of Heracles" locations, and find out which one belongs to the actual site of Atlantis. Travel with the author as he analyzes the evidence, ties the clues together, and delivers his own verdict!
Category: Travel

The Lost Empire Of Atlantis

Author : Gavin Menzies
ISBN : 9780857820075
Genre : History
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The bestselling author of 1421: THE YEAR THE CHINESE DISCOVERED THE WORLD uncovers the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis. After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, bestselling historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction. Through an examination of documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, artefacts and DNA evidence, Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. And in doing so finally explains the incredible reality behind the legendary civilisation described by Plato and its disappearance. Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story as ex-Royal Navy submarine captain Menzies travels round the world in pursuit of his goal, this is epic, iconoclastic popular history.
Category: History

Greek Mythology

Author : Katerina Servi
ISBN : 9602133732
Genre : Fiction
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Greek myth owes its immortality - often in many varied versions - to the fact that it was cultivated for at least fourteen centuries in the places where it was born by a host of epic, lyric and dramatic poets, who wished to make of it a vehicle for the ideals of the Greek world. Many typical features of the Greek spirit are imprinted on the myth - a tendency towards competition, the affirmation of life, the worship of beauty, and the interest of the Greeks in man as man, leading to the creation of an idealised picture of him, which served to promote rules of life of general authority.A great many people from one end of the earth to the other have a mythology of gods and heroes. It is, however, only ancient Greek mythology which, thanks to its quality, has transcended every geographical and chronological frontier and has become a possession of the human spirit as a whole.The purpose of this volume is to provide a Mythology which is not addressed only to specialists - though without losing its scholarly character - but which will be accessible to a wide range of the public; a Mythology which will be read with pleasure by children and adults, by scholars and intellectuals, but also by ordinary people who, without any interest in the specialist questions of academic research, wish to be entertained by discovering what stories the ancient Greeks told about their gods and heroes and to enjoy in a straightforward manner the beauty of the ancient myths.
Category: Fiction