Nimrud: An Assyrian Imperial City Revealed

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Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in northern Iraq, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire during most of the 9th and 8th centuries BC, and remained a major centre until the destruction of the Empire in 612 BC. This authoritative account, written by two of the excavators of the site, traces its history and its gradual revelation through archaeological excavation, begun by Layard in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. The volume is abundantly illustrated and includes finds that have not previously been ...

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Overview

Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in northern Iraq, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire during most of the 9th and 8th centuries BC, and remained a major centre until the destruction of the Empire in 612 BC. This authoritative account, written by two of the excavators of the site, traces its history and its gradual revelation through archaeological excavation, begun by Layard in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. The volume is abundantly illustrated and includes finds that have not previously been published, together with illustrations and the most complete account in English so far of the remarkable discoveries made in recent years by Iraqi archaeologists in the tombs of the Assyrian Queens. Contents: Introduction; Chapter 1: The Land of Assyria - Setting the Scene; Chapter 2: Major Palaces on the Citadel; Chapter 3: Tombs, Wells and Riches; Chapter 4: Temples, Minor Palaces and Private Houses; Chapter 4: Fort Shalmaneser: the 'ekal masarti'; Chapter 6: The Written Evidence; Chapter 7: Types of Object and Materials from Nimrud; Chapter 8: Post-Assyrian Nimrud; Epilogue.

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Editorial Reviews

Basor - Barbara Nevling Porter
The book is a detailed, engaging, and remarkably clear synthesis of more than 150 years of excavation at Nimrud, and provides an authoratative new guide to one of the great cities of the ancient world.'
Orientalia, 72(3) - Frances Pinnock
This volume is a rapid, synthetic, and exhaustive presentation of the excavations in one of the great Assyrian capital towns,'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780903472258
  • Publisher: British School of Archaeology in Iraq
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 309
  • Sales rank: 1,088,763
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The Land of Assyria - Setting the Scene 13
2 Major Palaces on the Citadel 36
3 Tombs, Wells and Riches 78
4 Temples, Minor Palaces and Private Houses 105
5 Fort Shalmaneser: the ekal masarti 144
6 The Written Evidence 155
7 Types of Object and Materials from Nimrud 226
8 Post-Assyrian Nimrud 257
Epilogue 269
Notes and References 272
Chronology 287
Bibliography 288
Index 300
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