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For more than two generations Poul Jorgen Riis has played a leading role in Danish Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology. With Between Orient and Occident the Department of International Collections in the Danish National Museum celebrates the 90th birthday of P.J. Riis on the 26th of May, 2000. The book contains essays by some of Riiso' past and present colleagues, collaborators and students touching upon a wide range of subjects within Danish Classical and Near Eastern archaeological research: from Syria to Tunisia, from transport amphoras, and fine ware Arethusa cups to Islamic architecture.
Table of ContentsPreface Hama in the Middle Bronze Age: a New Interpretation, Ingolf Thuesen Creating a Divine Image: the Case of Juno Sospita, Kristina Winther Jacobsen A Second Metamorphosis of Arethusa, Helle Winge Horsnaes Herakles Holding the Horn of Acheloos - Bronze Statuettes in the Danish National Museum, Helle Salskov Roberts Transport Amphorae as Evidence of Exportation of Italian Wine and Oil to the Eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic Period, John Lund Danish Archaeology in Carthage, Tunisia, Soren Dietz Temple, eglise, mosquee. Autour de la Mosque des Omeyyades a Damas, Thomas Riis A Chair from Hama in Bozuyuk, Turkey, Peter Pentz Twelve Roman Caesars en Medaillons, Bodil Bundgaard Rasmussen The Egyptianising Motifs of Johannes Wiedewelt's Dactyliotheca, Anne Haslund Hansen A Tale of Pots and Politics, Inge Schjellerup Von C.J. Thomsen zu P.J. Riis - Ausstellung und Wissen uber europaische Medaillen in Kopenhagen, Jorgen Steen Jensen Hama revisited: a Syrian Town in the 1930s and Today, Alexandra Nilsson From Study Collection to Museum of Ancient Art: a Danish University Museum of Mediterranean Antiquities and Plaster Casts, Pia Guldager Bilde Poul Jorgen Riis - a Bibliography, Flemming Gorm Andersen