Arabia Felix: An Exploration of the Archaeological History of YemenHardback Origins of Arabia
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- Publisher: STACEY INTERNATIONAL
- Format: Hardback | 405 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 38mm | 771g
- Publication date: 16 March 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 1906768048
- ISBN 13: 9781906768041
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Over 150 maps and illustrations
- Sales rank: 711,098
Yemen's archaeological treasures tell the story of a rich pre-Islamic civilisation of international significance. Alessandro de Maigret, doyen of the archaeologists of the region, sifts through all the archaeological evidence to present a definitive account of the evolution of a civilisation of high significance. Since its publication in Italian in 1996, this work has gained an international reputation as a valuable work of scholarship - indeed, the key text on southern Arabian archaeology.
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Alessandro de Maigret, a leading figure among European scholars of Arabian archaeology, has been since 1980 director of the Italian archaeological mission ISMEO in Yemen, where his discoveries have helped reconstruct the prehistory of that country. De Maigret is a professor of Near Eastern archaeology at the Instituto Universitario Orientale, in Naples. Professor Tony Wilkinson, or the Department of Archaeology in the Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East at Durham University was former director the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq and has lectured at Chicago and Edinburgh Universities and is a fellow of the British Academy.