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Bioarchaeology of the Near East 2 (2008)

ISBN: 978-1-60724-667-1
Bioarchaeology of the Near East (Volume 2, 2008) includes contributions by Nathan K. Harper, Sherry C. Fox, Mateusz Baca, and Martyna Molak, as well as short fieldwork reprots.
$103.12

Excavations at Troy, 1938

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 249
ISBN: 978-1-60724-478-3
The fifth of Carl Blegen's reports on the excavation of Troy for the American Journal of Archeology concentrating on detailed study of artifacts and finds on the citadel.
$14.34

Iron, Prehistoric and Ancient

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 241
ISBN: 978-1-60724-470-7
Richardson and Hertz present opposing viewpoints for the origin of iron working in the transition from Bronze Age to Iron, one arguing a European origin and the other a Near Eastern/ Egyptian.
$15.69

Excavations by the American School at the Theatre of Sikyon.

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 265
ISBN: 978-1-60724-494-3
McMurtry's original site report on the excavation of the Theater of Sikyon near Corinth. Sikyon (or Sicyon) boasts a well preserved Greek theater whose excavation illuminates the structures which supported Greek drama.
$15.96

Some Recent Results of the University of Pennsylvania Excavations at Nippur, Especially of the Temple Hill

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 256
ISBN: 978-1-60724-485-1
The site report for the University of Pennsylvania's excavation of Nippur in Iraq. The detailed excavation report includes photographs, diagrams, and topographical map.
$19.92

The Discoveries in Crete

And their Bearing on the History of Ancient Civilization
ISBN: 978-1-59333-955-5
Indeed a classic of accessible archaeological writing, Burrows’ study of ancient Crete was one of the main contributors to the commencement of modern understanding of the Minoans. The earliest traces of the Minoan civilization are sketched out before he turns to the historical periods when Minos flourished. The sack of Knossos and the end of the Bronze Age are narrated against the archaeological background. Aware of the cultural continuity of classical stories from the island, he introduces the topic of the minotaur and the famed labyrinth of Knossos. For anyone interested in the roots of western civilization, or of the founding of classical civilizations, this book remains an essential reading.
$81.75

Tell Halaf

A New Culture in Oldest Mesopotamia
ISBN: 978-1-59333-633-2
The site of Tell Halaf was located by Baron von Oppenheim while on a mission to survey the land for the Baghdad Railway. The Baron returned some years later to excavate the mound, and this monograph is his considered statement of the site’s importance. Setting the stage with a narrative of the discovery of the tell, von Oppenheim proceeds to describe the structures, monumental statuary and smaller objects recovered from the dig. Lavishly illustrated with over 85 illustrations and maps, this volume contains a storehouse of knowledge on ancient Syria, at that time part of the cultural continuum of Mesopotamia.
$87.00

The Land of the Hittites

An Account of Recent Explorations and Discoveries in Asia Minor, with Descriptions of the Hittite Monuments
ISBN: 978-1-59333-617-2
This important summary of Garstang’s travels and studies in Anatolia (present-day Turkey) is fully illustrated with nearly 100 photographs as well as maps and plans. This account details the marvels revealed by archaeology in ancient western Asia. The study begins with documentation of the geography of the region, giving the reader a sense of the world as seen by the Hittites of antiquity. Garstang outlines the history of the Hittite period before detailing the monumental architecture of this people. Garstang’s treatment concludes with a substantial history of the Hittites, people referred to in the Bible and in the historical records of other ancient Near Eastern civilizations.
$67.50

The Archaeology of Palestine and the Bible

ISBN: 978-1-59333-665-3
One of the perennial touchstones in the field of archaeology in the ancient Near East, Albright’s work has been endlessly utilized. With a freshness apposite to its position among the pioneering works of a new discipline, this contribution laid the groundwork for countless future studies. Albright deftly describes how ancient Palestine was discovered, his famous excavation of Tell Beit Mirsim, and the relevance of archaeology for understanding the Bible. In setting the stage for what follows in the archaeological drama in Israel and throughout the Middle East, this work justly deserves a place in the Gorgias Classic Archaeological Reprints.
$74.25

History of the City of Gaza

From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
ISBN: 978-1-59333-666-0
Particularly valuable to students of archaeology in the ancient Near East are the old accounts of cities uncovered by archaeologists and historians of the nineteenth century. Meyer offers as comprehensive a history of Gaza as the material of his time would allow. This ambitious account covers what was known of Gaza in Palestine from the earliest records up through the nineteenth century. Meyer divides his treatment into two parts: the first looks at the population and historical periods of the city; the second is concerned with concepts and physical remains: cults; deities; the Gaza calendar; inscriptions; coins; and other artifacts.
$70.50

The Ceramic Oil Lamp as an Indicator of Cultural Change within Nabataean Society in Petra and its Environs circa CE 106

ISBN: 978-1-59333-628-8
How did the Nabataeans view their world at the time of the Roman annexation in CE 106? If it is possible to detect an altered perception after their monarchy was dissolved at that time, how can we be sure it was authentic and not a veneer, masking the identity of a disaffected people? One approach is to consider religious practice as a diagnostic for identity within Nabataean society. Religious practice is examined through the ceramic oil lamp, a ubiquitous vessel that can portray socio-political and religious symbolism and cultural hybridization.
$57.00

The Ancient Synagogue of Beth Alpha

ISBN: 978-1-59333-696-7
The Beth Alpha synagogue mosaic is one of the most striking examples of ancient Jewish art ever uncovered. Excavated in 1929 by E. L. Sukenik on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, this mosaic provoked an immediate sensation among scholars and lay people throughout Jewish Palestine, Europe and America. Located in Israel’s Jezreel Valley, this remarkable mosaic preserves images of the Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22), of a zodiac wheel flanked by personifications of the seasons that was labeled in Hebrew, and of a Torah shrine flanked by menorahs and lions.
$84.00

The Phoenician Solar Theology

An Investigation into the Phoenician Opinion of the Sun found in Julian's Hymn to King Helios
ISBN: 1-59333-210-6
This book, the first study of its kind, contends that an authentic Phoenician solar theology existed, reaching back to at least the fifth or sixth century BCE. Through Azize’s examination, a portrait of a vibrant Phoenician tradition of spiritual thought emerges: a native tradition not dependent upon Hellenic thought, but related to other Semitic cultures of the ancient Near East, and, of course, to Egypt. In light of this analysis, it can be seen that Phoenician religion possessed a unique organizing power in which the sun, the sun god, life, death, and humanity, were linked in a profound system.
$59.40

The Monuments of Nineveh

With 170 Plates Made on the Spot
ISBN: 1-59333-068-5
The companion volume to Nineveh and Its Remains. This large (11x17), handsome volume, carefully reproduced from the original edition of 1849-53, and bound in deluxe cloth, contains 170 drawings made by Layard of sculptures, bas-reliefs, and other objects discovered by him among the ruins of Nineveh.
$760.50

The Akītu Festival

Religious Continuity and Royal Legitimation in Mesopotamia
ISBN: 1-59333-158-4
The akītu festival is one of the oldest recorded religious festivals in the world, celebrated for several millennia throughout ancient Mesopotamia. Yet, the akītu was more than just a religious ceremony; it acted as a political device to ensure the supremacy of the king, the national god, and his capital city. Using tools of social anthropology and ritual analysis, this book presents a detailed reconstruction of the festival events and its attendant rituals to demonstrate how the festival became a propagandistic tool wielded by the monarchy and ruling classes. The akītu festival demonstrates the effectiveness of religion as a political tool.
$74.25

Amurath to Amurath: A Journey Along the Banks of the Euphrates

ISBN: 1-59333-153-3
Gertrude Bell, the well-known explorer and archaeologist, began her extensive travels in the Near East in 1892. In her trips, she surveyed and photographed the areas which she visited and investigated archeological sites.
$53.40

Thebes [Modern Luxor]: Its Tombs and Their Tenants, Ancient & Present

Includes a record of Excavations in the Necropolis
ISBN: 1-931956-44-8
Rhind's book on Thebes is unique in that unlike many other Egyptologists of his time, he gives a precise and detailed description of how he excavated the sites, in itself an immense value to the history of archaeology.
$53.40

Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; With Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan, and the Desert

ISBN: 1-931956-50-2
In this sequel to the author's Nineveh and Its Remains, and containing over 200 illustrations, Layard describes the second expedition he undertook to Nineveh. His words raise questions of cultural imperialism and epistemology central to modern critical debates.
$66.75

Mari and Karana: Two Old Babylonian Cities

With a New Introduction by the Author
ISBN: 1-931956-02-2
A study on all the social and historical aspects of Mari and Karana, this book provides an account of life in the nineteenth century BCE. Illustrations with photographs and drawings of objects uncovered during excavations provide a lively counterpart to the texts themselves, many of which are quoted in translation.
$36.75

Assyrian Discoveries

ISBN: 1-931956-03-0
The book was written to give in a permanent form some account of the excavations undertaken in 1873 and 1874 on the site of Nineveh, and the principle discoveries which have resulted from these operations.
$63.75

Iconea 2009-2010

Proceedings of the International Conference of Near Eastern Archaeomusicology. Université de la Sorbonne Paris IV November 25, 26 and 27, 2009 and at the University of London, Senate House December 13, 14 and 15, 2010
Series: Iconea 1
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0182-1
ICONEA is the only publication exclusively dedicated to the archaeomusicology of Near and Middle Eastern cultures from its Sumerian origins to the dawn of Christianity. ICONEA also publishes papers of comparative archaeomusicology with contemporaneous neighbouring cultures.
$56.55