Chautauquan Volume 57

Chautauquan Volume 57

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...reading from the top downward. This single fact in dicates a strong influence upon the early Hellenic civiliza tion. There must have existed a natural bond of sympathy between the inhabitants of the Balkan peninsula and the powerful masters of the highlands of Asia Minor. Both were descended fnom mountain bred ancestors. There is even reason to believe that the Pelasgic pioneers of-Greece were none other than emigrating Hittite tribes. Both people, living in a hilly, wooded country, naturally developed a columnar architecture and we may look for additional discoveries along this particular line, when the sites of Kadesh and Carcemish are excavated. There has been found at Senjirli extensive ruins of a fortified palace (Figs. 4 and 5.) The gateway was planned as a portico. Massive towers flanked the entrance. A guard room, the ceiling of which was supported by columns intervened between the moat and the keep. The lower part of the walls were decorated with reliefs of hunting scenes, figures of gods, unmistakably Hittite. The columns were supported upon the backs of animal grotesques. (Fig. 6.) This room was Hittite Relief found near Malatya, 1894. Museum Constantinople. (Fig. 2.)..... Palace of Senjirli. The main Bilingual Inscription of the Silver gate of the Castle is a, -eS Boss of Tarkonciemos. (Fig. 3.) mmtion based upon Fig 5. Hittite Relief at Boghaz-Keuy. (a) Excavating Trench. (b) Inner Walls of Doorway showing double-headed eagle. (c) Figures at head of Procession. (d) Figures in smaller gallery. (Fig. 8.) (From Records of The Past, I907.) Ely Cathedral. The Prior's Door Baptistry, Pisa. Pulpit by Nicolas (Fig. I2.) Pisano. (Fig. I3.) Restoration of FortifiedrflGIate and Double Moat of Kadesh. Compare with Egyptian Relief....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236993187
  • 9781236993182