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Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome
Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome by Charles Gates 0415498643 9780415498647
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Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome by Charles Gates

Ancient Cities 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. It provides surveys of the cities of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds, from an archaeological perspective, in their cultural and historical contexts.The urban form of the cities and the architecture and geography that created it are examined in detail. Attention is also paid to non-urban features such as religious sanctuaries and burial grounds, places and institutions that were a familiar part of the city dweller?s experience. Objects or artifacts, which represented the essential furnishings of everyday life, are discussed and include pottery, sculpture, wall paintings, mosaics and coins.Ancient Cities is unusual in presenting this wide range of Old World cultures in such comprehensive detail, giving equal weight to the Preclassical and Classical periods, and in showing the links between these ancient cultures.User-friendly features include:use of clear and accessible language, assuming no previous background knowledgelavishly illustrated with nearly 300 line drawings, maps and photosa companion website with extra images and materialhistorical summaries, further reading arranged by topic, plus a consolidated bibliography and comprehensive indexAncient Cities is essential reading for university students in archaeology, ancient history, and classical studies and will also appeal to students of ancient civilizations at high-school level.

Author: Charles Gates

Language: English

Edition: 2

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 504

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2011-04-20

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