Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia: Volume 2

Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia: Volume 2 : With Some Account of their Antiquities and Geology

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The diplomat and M.P. William Hamilton (1805-67) was also a keen geologist and a protege of Sir Roderick Murchison. In 1835 he set off with a companion for the eastern Mediterranean, visiting the Ionian Islands, the Bosphorus and the volcanic area called the Katakekaumene. Hamilton then continued alone on horseback through Armenia and Asia Minor before returning to Smyrna (Izmir). Having already published some of his notes as papers for the Geological Society, he published this two-volume account in 1842. The work was praised by Alexander von Humboldt, and in 1843 it won Hamilton the founder's medal of the Royal Geographical Society (of which he was one of the secretaries from 1832 to 1854). Volume 2 describes Hamilton's journey along the coast of Ionia to archaeological sites including Ephesus and Rhodes, and his expedition inland to explore the Taurus mountains before his final return to more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 b/w illus. 1 map 4 tables
  • 1139162667
  • 9781139162661

Table of contents

31. Smyrna; 32. Leave Sighajik; 33. Leave Boudroum; 34. Town of Rhodes; 35. Leave Rhodes; 36. Return to Constantinople; 37. Leave Aidinjik; 38. Leave Singerli; 39. Geology of the Catacecaumene; 40. Leave Koula; 41. Leave Afiom Kara Hissar; 42. March of Cyrus from Celaenae to Iconium; 43. Leave Koniyeh; 44. Leave Ak Serai; 45. Caesarea; 46. Leave Caesarea; 47. Ruins in Soanli; 48. Leave Kiz Hissar; 49. Karaman; 50. Leave Tris Maden; 51. Leave Kara Agatch; 52. Reach the Chaal Toprak; Appendices; more