Travels and Discoveries in the Levant

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C. T. Newton (1816–1894) was a British archaeologist whose great interest was in Greek and Roman artefacts. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, before joining the British Museum as an assistant in the Antiquities Department. Newton left the Museum in 1852 to explore the coasts and islands of Asia Minor, returning in 1861 as Keeper of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. First published in 1865, these volumes contain an account of his travels and archaeological investigations around the Aegean and the ...

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Overview

C. T. Newton (1816–1894) was a British archaeologist whose great interest was in Greek and Roman artefacts. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, before joining the British Museum as an assistant in the Antiquities Department. Newton left the Museum in 1852 to explore the coasts and islands of Asia Minor, returning in 1861 as Keeper of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. First published in 1865, these volumes contain an account of his travels and archaeological investigations around the Aegean and the coast of Turkey between 1852 and 1859. Using a series of letters written during his travels, Newton describes his archaeological discoveries together with valuable observations on contemporary Greek and Turkish culture. He also provides an account of his excavation of the tomb of Mausolus of Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Volume 1, covering 1852–1855, contains descriptions of Athens and the Aegean.

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Introduction; 1. Departure from England; 2. Athens; 3. Constantinople; 4. Description of Mytilene; 5. The Archbishop of Mytilene; 6. A Turkish Mejlis; 7. A Levantine steamer; 8. Eresos; 9. Arrival of Mr. J. E. Blunt; 10. Arrival of Ali Nehad Effendi; 11. Visit to Salonica and the Troad; 12. First impressions of Rhodes; 13. Ancient Rhodes; 14. Visit to Monastery of Zambika; 15. My muleteer Panga; 16. A cruise with Mr. Finlay to Scio; 17. Tour in Rhodes; 18. Visit to Cos in the Sampson; 19. Arrival of Lord Carlisle in the Firebrand; 20. Preparations for war with Russia; 21. Trianda; 22. Return to Turkey via Athens; 23. A Cruise to Tenedos with Ismael Pasha; 24. The Courban Bairam; 25. Departure for Calymnos; 26. Rhodes; 27. Calymniote divers; 28. Excavations on an Acropolis; 29. Manoli the Cassiote; Appendix; Notes.

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