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    Athens: The City Beneath the City - Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations (Hardback) Edited by Liana Parlama, Edited by Nicholas Stampolidis

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    DescriptionThe extensive excavations required to build the new Athens Metro have unearthed archaeological finds of staggering importance. Under the modern city, untouched for thousands of years, lay a wealth of artifacts and the remains of homes, market-places, and temples from ancient Athens. This full-color book presents the astonishing discoveries from this city beneath the city -- bringing the capital of the classical world to life once again.Working just steps ahead of the Metro construction, archaeologists labored to preserve the ancient city, removing entire foundations intact. What they found can be seen in an extraordinary exhibition at the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens -- and in this glorious book. Spanning Athenian life from the Mycenaean to the Byzantine eras, the 500 objects featured range from statues, pottery, and jewelry to tools, toys, a dog collar, and a large stone slab listing the dead from three battles of the Peloponnesian War, mentioned by Thucydides. On every captivating page, Athens: The City Beneath the City resonates with new information about the dynamic culture of ancient Greece.


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    Title
    Athens
    Subtitle
    The City Beneath the City - Antiquities from the Metropolitan Railway Excavations
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Liana Parlama, Edited by Nicholas Stampolidis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 311 mm
    Thickness: 48 mm
    Weight: 2,538 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780810967250
    ISBN 10: 0810967251
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 938, 938.5
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15530
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    English.
    Illustrations note
    500 colour photos
    Publisher
    Abrams
    Imprint name
    Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    Publication date
    26 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York