Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

An evocatively photographed tour of 40 cities that shaped the ancient world and its civilizations offers particular emphasis on their art and architecture as well as their roles in developing early urbanism, politics and culture.

Author: John Julius Norwich

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ISBN: 0500252041

Category: History

Page: 240

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An evocatively photographed tour of 40 cities that shaped the ancient world and its civilizations offers particular emphasis on their art and architecture as well as their roles in developing early urbanism, politics and culture. By the author of The Great Cities in History.
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Great Cities of the Ancient World

A portrayal of fourteen ancient cities at their height.

Author: Lyon Sprague De Camp

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105035251052

Category: Cities and towns, Ancient

Page: 510

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A portrayal of fourteen ancient cities at their height.
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City and Country in the Ancient World

This volume of papers written by influential archaeologists and historians seeks to bring together the two disciplines in exploring the city-country relationship.

Author: John Rich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134891283

Category: History

Page: 324

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The ancient Greco-Roman world was a world of citie, in a distinctive sense of communities in which countryside was dominated by urban centre. This volume of papers written by influential archaeologists and historians seeks to bring together the two disciplines in exploring the city-country relationship.
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Street Smart

Looks at the development of ancient cities in the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas

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Publisher: Runestone Press

ISBN: 0822532085

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Looks at the development of ancient cities in the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas
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Lost Cities

This prestigious volume is a guide to the discovery of the loveliest lost cities of the ancient world: Africa, the Americas, Europe, and in the Near, Middle, and Far East.

Author: Maria Teresa Guaitoli

Publisher: White Star Editions

ISBN: 8854401862

Category: History

Page: 312

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This prestigious volume is a guide to the discovery of the loveliest lost cities of the ancient world: Africa, the Americas, Europe, and in the Near, Middle, and Far East. Using magnificent photographs and accurate reconstructions of the ancient cities, this volume illustrates what remains of these centres where the ancient world's great civilizations flourished. The superb photographs present the ruins of vast architectural complexes, temples, palaces, public and private residences, works of art and fragments of civilizations that renowned archaeologists have discovered, investigated and brought back from oblivion.
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The Ancient World and Christianity

... Tyre , Beyrout , Arva , Sidon , Gebal , Smyrna , Byblos . Each of these cities
formed a little kingdom ... It was at this time they occupied the coast of Syria , and
built most of their cities . We are therefore carried back several centuries for the ...

Author: Edmond de Pressensé

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ISBN: UCAL:$B685526

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 479

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A History of the Ancient World

The part of Abram's life subsequent to the rescue of Lot is chiefly important in the
religious history of the world . ... First comes the catastrophe of the cities of the
plain , which changed the fertile valley of the lower Jordan into a spot which no ...

Author: Philip Smith

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ISBN: UCAL:$B42775

Category: History, Ancient

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Discoveries Petra

Recent excavations by the archaeologists Jean-Marie Dentzer and Christian Auge provide new information about this city, unique in history."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Christian Auge

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810928965

Category: Art

Page: 127

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"Petra's mysterious beauty and dramatic story have long captivated the imaginations of historians and art lovers. Recent excavations by the archaeologists Jean-Marie Dentzer and Christian Auge provide new information about this city, unique in history."--BOOK JACKET.
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Ancient Cities

Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia ...

Author: Charles Gates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134676620

Category: History

Page: 464

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Well illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photographs, Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from an archaeological perspective, and in their cultural and historical contexts. Covering a huge area geographically and chronologically, it brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered by archaeological excavations from the Mediterranean basin and south-west Asia Examining both pre-Classical and Classical periods, this is an excellent introductory textbook for students of classical studies and archaeology alike.
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History of Civilization The ancient world or Dawn of history

Tanis , or Zoan , which , as we have seen , had long been famous , and was one
of the chief cities of Hyksos kings , he rebuilt and ... The facade is formed by four
great seated statues of Rameses II . , each seventy feet in height . ... 6 Ibid .
writers speak in the highest praise of this wonderful temple 592 THE ANCIENT
WORLD .

Author: Emory Adams Allen

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ISBN: NYPL:33433061828301

Category: Civilization

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Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

In looking behind and beyond intended archaeological accuracy, symbolic fantasy, primitivism, exoticism and Hollywood-esque monumentality, this volume pays particular attention to the depiction of cities as faces of ancient civilizations, ...

Author: Marta Garcia Morcillo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135013172

Category: History

Page: 330

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In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory. Can we imagine a futuristic city not inspired at least remotely by Fritz Lang’s Metropolis? In the same way, ancient Babylon, Troy and Rome can hardly be shaped in popular imagination without conscious or subconscious references to the striking visions of Griffiths’ Intolerance, Petersen’s Troy and Scott’s Gladiator, to mention only a few influential examples. Imagining Ancient Cities in Film explores for the first time in scholarship film representations of cities of the Ancient World from early cinema to the 21st century. The volume analyzes the different choices made by filmmakers, art designers and screen writers to recreate ancient urban spaces as more or less convincing settings of mythical and historical events. In looking behind and beyond intended archaeological accuracy, symbolic fantasy, primitivism, exoticism and Hollywood-esque monumentality, this volume pays particular attention to the depiction of cities as faces of ancient civilizations, but also as containers of moral ideas and cultural fashions deeply rooted in the contemporary zeitgeist and in continuously revisited traditions.
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New Classical Dictionary of Biography Mythology and Geography

... Poenus : Ru . near El - the city consisted of a single wall on the side toMarsa ,
N . E . of Tunis ) , one of the most celebrated wards the sea , where the steep
shore formed a cities of the ancient world , stood in the recess natural defence ,
and ...

Author: sir William Smith

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ISBN: OXFORD:590921972

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A History of the Ancient World

Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade

Author: Chester G. Starr

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195066286

Category: History

Page: 742

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Traces the origins of civilization from prehistoric times to the fall of the Roman Empire and discusses early culture, government, agriculture, religion, and trade
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The Origin of Ancient Names of Countries Cities Individuals and Gods

... time that the composition of names which are associated with the legends or
the history of the ancient world should receive proper attention . Before the
mission of the Saviour , the more intelligent among the Romans had formed the
opinion ...

Author: S. F. Dunlap

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10582885

Category: Gods

Page: 27

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The Great Cities of the Ancient World in Their Glory and Their Desolation

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Theodore Alois Buckley

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1376563754

Category: History

Page: 422

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The Ancient City

This book provides a survey of modern debates on Greek and Roman cities, and a sketch of the cities' chief characteristics.

Author: Arjan Zuiderhoek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521198356

Category: History

Page: 200

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Provides a survey of modern debates on Greek and Roman cities, and a sketch of the cities' chief characteristics.
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The Modern Judea Compared with Ancient Prophecy

CITIES ON THE COAST . 283 and thorns . And now go to ; I ... Testament and the
Ptolemais of the New ; and farther north , Tyre and Sidon , the two most
renowned commercial cities in the ancient world . Such were the princely towns
which in ...

Author: James Aitken Wylie

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ISBN: BL:A0017118859

Category: Bible

Page: 366

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Journey to the City

The Horse, the Wheel, and Language: How BronzeAge Riders from the Eurasian
Steppes Shaped the Modern World. ... Mortuary Practices in the Royal Cemetery
of Ur. In Sacred Killing: The Archaeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient World, ed.

Author: Steve Tinney

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

ISBN: 9781931707145

Category: Social Science

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The Penn Museum has a long and storied history of research and archaeological exploration in the ancient Middle East. This book highlights this rich depth of knowledge while also serving as a companion volume to the Museum's signature Middle East Galleries opening in April 2018. This edited volume includes chapters and integrated short, focused pieces from Museum curators and staff actively involved in the detailed planning of the new galleries. In addition to highlighting the most remarkable and interesting objects in the Museum's extraordinary Middle East collections, this volume illuminates the primary themes within these galleries (make, settle, connect, organize, and believe) and provides a larger context within which to understand them. The ancient Middle East is home to the first urban settlements in human history, dating to the fourth millennium BCE; therefore, tracing this move toward city life figures prominently in the book. The topic of urbanization, how it came about and how these early steps still impact our daily lives, is explored from regional and localized perspectives, bringing us from Mesopotamia (Ur, Uruk, and Nippur) to Islamic and Persianate cites (Rayy and Isfahan) and, finally, connecting back to life in modern Philadelphia. Through examination of topics such as landscape, resources, trade, religious belief and burial practices, daily life, and nomads, this very important human journey is investigated both broadly and with specific case studies.
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