TREASURES FROM THE ROYAL TOMBS OF UR

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Treasures From The Royal Tombs Of Ur

Author : Richard L. Zettler
ISBN : 0924171553
Genre : Art
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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects, excavated in the 1930s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time—jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.
Category: Art

Treasures From The Royal Tombs Of Ur

Author : Richard L. Zettler
ISBN : 0924171545
Genre : Social Science
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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects excavated in the 1930s by the renowned British archaeologist, Sir Leonard Woolley, at the third millennium B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time—jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Renowned art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.
Category: Social Science

Ebla To Damascus

Author : Harvey Weiss
ISBN : 0295965762
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Art Of The First Cities

Author : Joan Aruz
ISBN : 9781588390431
Genre : Art
File Size : 41.36 MB
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This volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, explores the artistic achievements of the era of the first cities in both the Mesopotamian heartland and across the expanse of western Asia.
Category: Art

The Sumerians

Author : C. Leonard Woolley
ISBN : 0393002926
Genre : History
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Describes the civilization of the Sumerians, who inhabited the land which today is Iraq, in the beginning of the fourth millennium B.C.
Category: History

Treasures From Bible Times

Author : Alan Ralph Millard
ISBN : 085648587X
Genre : Religion
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Describes archaeological discoveries in the Holy Land and considers whether these ruins and antiquities support the reliability of Biblical texts
Category: Religion

Death Rituals Ideology And The Development Of Early Mesopotamian Kingship

Author : Andrew C. Cohen
ISBN : 9789004146358
Genre : History
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At the beginning of Mesopotamia s Early Dynastic period, the political landscape was dominated by temple administrators, but by the end of the period, rulers whose titles we translate as king assumed control. This book argues that the ritual process of mourning, burying, and venerating dead elites contributed to this change. Part one introduces the rationale for seeing rituals as a means of giving material form to ideology and, hence, structuring overall power relations. Part two presents archaeological and textual evidence for the death rituals. Part three interprets symbolic objects found in the Royal Cemetery of Ur, showing they reflect ideological doctrines promoting the office of kingship. This book will be particularly useful for scholars of Mesopotamian archaeology and history.
Category: History

Nineveh And Its Remains

Author : Austen Layard
ISBN : 9781447481836
Genre : Religion
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Originally published in 1849, this early work by traveller, archaeologist and collector Sir Austen Henry Layard is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the religion, art and military of the ancient city of Nineveh. This is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of the Neo Assyrian Empire and its culture. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Tomb Treasures Of The Late Middle Kingdom

Author : Wolfram Grajetzki
ISBN : 9780812245677
Genre : History
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With detailed illustrations and archival images, Egyptologist Wolfram Grajetzki describes and compares the opulent tombs of eminent and royal women from the late Middle Kingdom, shedding new light on how the gendered and social identities of these women were viewed in the court and preserved in the grave.
Category: History