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The Land of the Hittites


An Account of Recent Explorations and Discoveries in Asia Minor, with Descriptions of the Hittite Monuments


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.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-617-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Apr 10,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 611
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-59333-617-2
$112.50
$67.50

The Land of the Hittites is a rare find in archaeological literature. 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. Written in language accessible to non-archaeologists, 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. The history of the Hittite period is outlined for the reader before Garstang moves on to the monumental architecture of the Hittites. These monuments are described in detail. The ancient northern capital of Boghazkoi and the walled towns and palaces are included in the physical remains of this great empire. 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.

John Garstang (1876-1956) was an eminent British archaeologist. While holding posts at the University of Liverpool, the British Department of Antiquities for the British Mandate (director 1920-1926), and the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (head 1919-1926), Garstang did much work in the field. He founded the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, and served as its first director. He is primarily known for his excavations at Jericho and in Anatolia.

The Land of the Hittites is a rare find in archaeological literature. 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. Written in language accessible to non-archaeologists, 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. The history of the Hittite period is outlined for the reader before Garstang moves on to the monumental architecture of the Hittites. These monuments are described in detail. The ancient northern capital of Boghazkoi and the walled towns and palaces are included in the physical remains of this great empire. 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.

John Garstang (1876-1956) was an eminent British archaeologist. While holding posts at the University of Liverpool, the British Department of Antiquities for the British Mandate (director 1920-1926), and the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (head 1919-1926), Garstang did much work in the field. He founded the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, and served as its first director. He is primarily known for his excavations at Jericho and in Anatolia.

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  • INTRODUCTORY NOTE (page 7)
  • AUTHOR'S PREFACE (page 11)
  • CONTENTS (page 15)
  • CHAPTER I (page 25)
  • CHAPTER II (page 119)
  • CHAPTER III (page 152)
  • CHAPTER IV (page 330)
  • CHAPTER V (page 404)
  • CHAPTER VI (page 499)
  • APPENDIX A (page 588)
  • APPENDIX B (page 591)
  • AUTHOR INDEX (page 598)
  • GENERAL INDEX (page 600)