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Raised to honour Maussolos, a Persian satrap of the 4th century BCE, the Maussolleion in Halikarnassos was renowned throughout the ancient world as one of its Seven Wonders. Pliny the Elder provided a useful description of it several centuries later, but another fourteen passed before the invention of moveable type made his observations available to a wider public. By that time, the monument was probably ruined beyond recognition, and by 1522 the remaining stones had been completely torn down and reused to fortify a nearby castle. Little else was known of the ancient monument until 1857, when C.T. Newton rediscovered the Maussolleion site. He removed what he could find of its sculptures - the source of the monument's original fame - to the British Museum, but while he answered some basic questions of structure, many were left unresolved, and his excavations jumbled much of the remaining materials. The third major contribution to our understanding of the great mausoleum comes from the Danish excavations led by Kristian Jeppesen from 1966 to 1977. The results of these digs are analysed in The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos, of which three volumes form the long-awaited conclusion. Volume 7 is a study of selected ceramic finds from the Maussolleion site and the first major publication on Karian pottery since 1965. From a body of 120,000 items, the authors have emphasized in situ contexts related to the construction of the Maussolleion, and representative items from the large body of Hellenistic material. The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos presents us not only with a new portrait of one of the classical world's most notable constructions, but also an instructive case study of archaeologists in action, working their careful way through a great mass of conflicting evidence. (Illustrated).
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 8.5" Height: 10.5" Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Publisher David Brown Book Company
ISBN 8788415171 ISBN13 9788788415179
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