Sunday, December 20, 2020

The British Museum’s Excavations at Nineveh, 1846–1855 (Brill)

The British Museum’s Excavations at Nineveh, 1846–1855

Series: Culture and History of the Ancient Near East, Volume: 115

Author: Geoffrey Turner
Editor: John Malcolm Russell

Geoffrey Turner has written the definitive study of the mid-19th century excavations sponsored by the British Museum at the ancient Assyrian site of Nineveh in Iraq. Based on exhaustive analysis of unpublished archives combined with his own extensive knowledge of Assyrian architecture, Turner’s work documents the complete history of these excavations. Turner also draws on the archives and numerous additional sources to provide a detailed reconstruction of the architecture and relief sculpture in the building that was the primary focus of these excavations, the Southwest Palace of Sennacherib (ruled 705-681 BC). The result constitutes the final report both on the results of these excavations and on the original appearance of one of the ancient world’s most famous buildings.

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ISBN: 978-90-04-43537-7v Publication Date: 12 Oct 2020

Availability: Published
ISBN: 978-90-04-43536-0v Publication Date: 27 Nov 2020

I know that final excavation reports have a reputation for tardiness, but this must be a record! Anyway, it is good that it is finally out.

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