New Light on Nimrud: Proceedings of the Nimrud Conference 11th-13th March 2002

New Light on Nimrud: Proceedings of the Nimrud Conference 11th-13th March 2002

by L. al-Gailani Werr
     
 

This book publishes 34 papers by international and Iraqi experts given at a conference on Nimrud at The British Museum in 2002. Excavations at the important Assyrian capital city of Nimrud have continued intermittently since 1845, culminating with the discovery in 1989-90 of the tombs of the Assyrian queens with astonishing quantities of gold jewellery. All aspects

Overview

This book publishes 34 papers by international and Iraqi experts given at a conference on Nimrud at The British Museum in 2002. Excavations at the important Assyrian capital city of Nimrud have continued intermittently since 1845, culminating with the discovery in 1989-90 of the tombs of the Assyrian queens with astonishing quantities of gold jewellery. All aspects of the excavations and the various finds and inscribed material from Nimrud are considered in this volume, with particular attention being paid to the tombs of the queens and their contents. The evidence of inscriptions and the results of paleopathological investigation are brought together to identify the bodies in the tombs. There is much previously unpublished information about the tombs, and the jewellery is fully illustrated in eight colour plates. Finally, the significance of Nimrud as one of the greatest sites in the Ancient Near East is fully assessed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780903472241
Publisher:
British School of Archaeology in Iraq
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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