Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Nush-i Jan I: The Major Buildings of the Median Settlement (British Institute of Persian Studies) [Paperback]

By M. Roaf (Author) & D. Stronach (Author)
Our Price $ 81.20  
Retail Value $ 116.00  
You Save $ 34.80  (30%)  
Item Number 186949  
Buy New $81.20
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Nush-i Jan I: The Major Buildings of the Median Settlement (British Institute of Persian Studies) by M. Roaf & D. Stronach...

This first fascicule of the Final Report on the excavations at Tepe Nush-i Jan, located some 60 km south of Hamadan, provides a detailed account of the five seasons of excavation conducted between 1967 and 1977 as well as a comprehensive description of the temples and associated buildings belonging to the site's main Median occupation. The importance of the site lies principally in the architectural remains constructed in the eighth and seventh centuries BC when the Medes were the dominant population in central western Iran. In the order in which they were built, the monumental buildings of this hill-top sanctuary include an originally isolated tower-like temple which housed a stepped altar on which fire was burnt, a second temple, a strongly fortified storage facility, and a columned hall with three rows of four columns - a forerunner of the famed columned halls of the Persians at Pasargadae and Persepolis. In a remarkable development most of these distinctive structures came to be at least partly filled and encased with stones and mud-brick. As a result, the buildings proved to be in an exceptional state of preservation with intact doorways and, on occasion, intact ceilings as well. Subsequently, probably in the sixth century BC, squatters occupied those structures to which they could still obtain access. Before Tepe Nush-i Jan was investigated there was little or no evidence for the archaeology of the Medes from their own homeland. Today other sites, such as Godin Tepe and Ozbaki Tepe (not to mention fortified 'frontier posts' such as Tell Gubba), can be recognized as belonging to the same culture. Above all else, Nush-i Jan offers a striking picture of the achievements of the Medes, particularly in the field of architecture.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Peeters Publishers
Pages   242
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.1" Width: 9.1" Height: 0.7"
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2007
Publisher   Peeters Publishers
ISBN  9042918500  
ISBN13  9789042918504  

Availability  0 units.

More About M. Roaf & D. Stronach

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Middle East > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Middle East
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Anthropology > Anthropology
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Anthropology
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Archaeology
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology

Reviews - What do customers think about Nush-i Jan I: The Major Buildings of the Median Settlement (British Institute of Persian Studies)?

Be the first to write a review about Nush-i Jan I: The Major Buildings of the Median Settlement (British Institute of Persian Studies)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Nush-i Jan I: The Major Buildings of the Median Settlement (British Institute of Persian Studies)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy