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    The Lion of Knidos (British Museum Objects in Focus) (Paperback) By (author) Ian Jenkins

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    DescriptionCarved from the same marble as that used to build the Parthenon, this larger-than-life sculpture was discovered by chance by a young archaeologist walking the cliffs on the coast of western Turkey near the ancient city of Knidos. This concise illustrated book unfolds the story of that discovery and of Knidos in the days of its greatness, and tells how the pioneering archaeologists of 150 years ago excavated and explored its site, discovering many treasures of the ancient world, including the Lion itself. The story is brought up to date with a brief account of the British Museums current excavations at the site.


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    Title
    The Lion of Knidos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Jenkins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780714150727
    ISBN 10: 071415072X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GREECE
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 36
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    DC22: 733.3
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    37 illustrations, 30 in colour
    Publisher
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Imprint name
    BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
    Publication date
    31 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ian Jenkins is a Senior Curator at the British Museum where he has responsibility for the ancient Greek collections. His other books include Archaeologists and Aesthetes, The Parthenon Frieze, Vases and Volcanoes (with Kim Sloan) and Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture.