Great moments in Greek archaeology

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J. Paul Getty Museum,
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2007.
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English
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This beautifully illustrated book offers a wide-ranging overview of the greatest archaeological sites and discoveries from ancient Greece. The contributors--a veritable who's who of the most venerable names in Greek archaeology--include both those who have excavated at the sites in question and scholars who have spent a lifetime studying the monuments about which they write.Presented here are the legendary sites of ancient Greece, including the Athenian Acropolis, Olympia, Delphi, Schliemann's Mycenae, and the Athenian Agora; the most iconic sculptures in the Greek world, such as the Aphrodite of Melos and the Nike of Samothrace; and several fascinating chapters on underwater archaeology discussing the Kyrenia and Uluburun shipwrecks and the astonishing bronze masterpieces raised from the sea. This is the first book to bring together the archaeological legacy of ancient Greece in a concise and accessible way while still preserving the excitement of discovery.
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table_of_contents The stages of Greek archaeology / Vasileios Petrakos -- [pt. I.]. Great moments in Greek archaeology. The vicissitudes of the Athenian Acropolis in the 19th century. From castle to monument / Fani Malouchou-Tufano -- Kerameikos I. The discovery of the ancient cemetery / Jutta Stroszeck -- Kerameikos II. The Archaic sculptures of the Sacred Gate, Spring 2002 / Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier -- Delos. The excavation of the sacred island of Apollo / Dominique Mulliez -- Olympia. Excavations and discoveries at the great sanctuary / Helmut Kyrieleis -- Schliemann and Homer's "Mycenae rich in gold" / Spyros Iakovides -- Delphi. The excavation of the great oracular centre / Dominique Mulliez -- Knossos. The discovery of the Minoan palace / Colin F. Macdonald -- Sesklo and Dimini. The prehistoric citadels / George Ch. Chourmouziades -- Poliochni on Lemnos. The earliest city in Europe / Alberto G. Benvenuti -- The Athenian Agora. Encounter with the first democracy / Panos Valavanis -- The "royal" tombs at Salamis in Cyprus / Vassos Karageorghis -- Akrotiri on Thera. The excavation of a buried city / Christos Doumas -- Vergina. On the tracks of the Macedonian kings / Stella Drougou -- Dispilio near Kastoria. The prehistoric lake settlement / George Ch. Chourmouziades, Marina Sophronidou -- [pt. II.]. Great moments in marine archaeology. The ancient ship of Kyrenia, beneath Cyprus seas / Susan Womer Katzev -- The Kyrenia II. An attempt in experimental archaeology / Harry E. Tzalas -- Uluburun. A Bronze Age shipwreck / George F. Bass -- [pt. III]. Masterpieces of Greek sculptures see the light of day. The Aphrodite of Melos / Aliki Samara-Kauffmann -- The victory of Samothrace / Aliki Samara-Kauffmann -- The Piraeus bronze statues / Georgios Steinhauer -- Memories of Phrasikleia / Evangelos Ch. Kakavoyiannis -- The large kouros of Samos / Helmut Kyrieleis -- Bronze statues from the depths of the sea / Harry E. Tzalas.
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title Great moments in Greek archaeology
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title_full Great moments in Greek archaeology / academic coordinator, Panos Valavanis ; translated by David Hardy ; foreword by Angelos Delivorrias ; essays by George F. Bass ... [et al.]
title_short Great moments in Greek archaeology
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