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    City of Gold: The Archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus (Princeton University Art Museum) (Paperback) Edited by William A. P. Childs, Edited by Joanna S. Smith, Edited by J. Michael Padgett, Contributions by William Caraher, Contributions by William A. P. Childs, Contributions by Tina Najbjerg, Contributions by Amy Papalexandrou, Contributions by Nancy Serwint, Contributions by Joanna S. Smith, Contributions by Mary Grace Weir

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    DescriptionThe modern Cyprian town of Polis Chrysochous - 'City of Gold' - lies above the city of Arsinoe and the earlier city - kingdom of Marion. In 1885 excavators began exploring the extensive cemeteries of these cities. Since 1983 the Princeton Cyprus Expedition has focused on the remains of sanctuaries, public buildings, workshops, and private residences spanning the Geometric to Classical periods, and the Hellenistic through the Roman, early Christian, and medieval periods of Arsinoe. Combining archaeological investigation and historical analysis, "City of Gold" relates the discoveries establishing that these cities had close ties with Greece and with regions from Egypt to Anatolia, findings best represented by the painted vases and terracotta sculptures of Marion and the architecture of Arsinoe. Nearly half of the 110 artefacts included in the catalogue are previously unpublished, and another third are published in detail for the first time.


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    Title
    City of Gold
    Subtitle
    The Archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, Cyprus
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by William A. P. Childs, Edited by Joanna S. Smith, Edited by J. Michael Padgett, Contributions by William Caraher, Contributions by William A. P. Childs, Contributions by Tina Najbjerg, Contributions by Amy Papalexandrou, Contributions by Nancy Serwint, Contributions by Joanna S. Smith, Contributions by Mary Grace Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 235 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 2,009 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300174397
    ISBN 10: 030017439X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVC
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MEDITR
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, ART015060
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1DVC
    DC22: 939.37
    BISAC V2.8: ART006020
    DC23: 939.37
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS54.95.P66 C57 2012
    LC subject heading: ,
    Illustrations note
    225 colour images + 25 black-&-white illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    22 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    William A. P. Childs is professor emeritus of art and archaeology and Joanna S. Smith is an associate professional specialist of art and archaeology, both at Princeton University. J. Michael Padgett is curator of ancient art at the Princeton University Art Museum.