Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East

Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East : Sites, Cultures, and Proveniences

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Archaeology, Artifacts and Antiquities of the Ancient Near East follows the evolution of the author's scholarly work and interests and is divided into several categories of interrelated fields. The first part deals primarily with excavations and associated artifacts, issues in ancient geography and the identification of ancient sites in northwest Iran, the author's research involving the culture and chronology of the Phrygian capital at Gordion in Anatolia, and the chronology and Iranian cultural relations of a site in the Emirate of Sharjah. Part two is wide-ranging and includes chapters on Aegean and ancient Near Eastern cultural and political interconnections, the role of fibulae in revealing cultural and chronological matters, and the gender-determined usage of parasols and their recognition in excavated contexts. There are also articles specifically concerned with "Plunder Culture" and the forgery of both objects and their alleged proveniences. "At 1,088 pages, this volume provides a wonderful sample- chosen by Muscarella himself - of forty papers spanning the author's career and many interests...This volume is so rich that it contains something for everyone." D.T.Potts, NYU, Bibliotheca Orientalis lxxIII n 3-4, mei-augustus 2016show more

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  • Hardback | 1090 pages
  • 147.32 x 246.38 x 53.34mm | 2,018.48g
  • Brill
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 900423666X
  • 9789004236660

About Oscar White Muscarella

Oscar White Muscarella Ph.D. (1965), University of Pennsylvania, taught history at The City College of New York (1960-1964) and worked in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1964-2009). He has published over 175 books, articles, and reviews.show more

Table of contents

Part 1: Sites and Excavations 1. The Tumuli at Se Girdan: A Preliminary Report 2. The Tumuli at Se Girdan: Second Report 3. The Chronology and Culture of Se Girdan: Phase III 4. Qalatgah: An Urartian Site in Northwestern Iran 5. Excavations at Agrab Tepe, Iran 6. The Iron Age at Dinkha Tepe, Iran 7. Warfare at Hasanlu in the Late 9th Century B.C. 8. The Hasanlu Lion Pins Again 9. The Excavation of Hasanlu: An Archaeological Evaluation 10. The Iranian Iron III Chronology at Muweilah in the Emirate of Sharjah 11. The Location of Ulhu and Uise in Sargon II's Eighth Campaign, 714 B.C. 12. Surkh Dum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Mini-Report 13. Northwest Iran: Bronze Age to Iron Age 14. Jiroft and 'Jiroft - Aratta' 15. Sargon II's Eighth Campaign: An Introduction and Overview 16. King Midas' Tumulus at Gordion 17. The Iron Age Background to the Formation of the Phrygian State 18. The Date of the Destruction of the Early Phrygian Period at Gordion 19. Again Gordion's Early Phrygian Destruction Date: ca. 715 +/- B.C. 20. Urartian Metal Artifacts: An Archaeological Review Part 2: Artifacts, Cultures, Forgeries, and Provenience 21. The Archaeological Evidence for Relations between Greece and Iran in the First Millennium B.C. 22. Urartian Bells and Samos 23. King Midas of Phrygia and the Greeks 24. Greek and Oriental Cauldron Attachments: A Review 25. Fibulae Represented on Sculpture 26. Phrygian or Lydian? 27. Fibulae and Chronology, Marlik and Assur 28. Parasols in the Ancient Near East 29. The Pope and the Bitter Fanatic 30. The Antiquities Trade and the Destruction of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures 31. The Fifth Column within the Archaeological Realm: The Great Divide 32. Bazaar Archaeology 33. Excavated in the Bazaar: Ashurbanipal's Beaker 34. Von Bissing's Memphis Stela: A Product of Cultural Transfer? 35. Gudea or Not Gudea in New York and Detroit: Ancient or Modern? 36 The Veracity of 'Scientific' Testing by Conservators 37. 'Ziwiye' and Ziwiye: The Forgery of a Provenience 38. Median Art and Medizing Scholarship 39. Modern Constructions of the Oxus Treasures: Forgeries of Provenience and Ancient Culture 40. Excavated and Unexcavated Achaemenian Artshow more