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MOBI ✓ DOC Ancient Cities The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt Ç CHARLES GATES

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MOBI ✓ DOC Ancient Cities The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt Ç CHARLES GATES Ç ❰Download❯ ➼ Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome Author Charles GAncient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East Egypt and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations Urban form is the focus the physical appearance and overall plans of the cities their architecture and natural topography and the cultural and historical contexts in which they flourished 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 that represented the essential furnishings of everyday life are discussed such as 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 eual 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 knowledge lavishly illustrated with over 300 line drawings maps and photos historical summaries further reading arranged by topic plus a consolidated bibliography and comprehensive index new to the second edition a companion website with an interactive timeline chapter summaries study uestions illustrations and a glossary of archaeological and historical terms Visit the website at In this second edition Charles Gates has comprehensively revised and updated his original text and Neslihan Yılmaz has reworked her acclaimed illustrations Readers and lecturers will be delighted to see a new chapter on Phoenician cities in the first millennium BC and new sections on Göbekli Tepe the sensational Neolithic sanctuary; Sinope a Greek city on the Black Sea coast; and cities of the western Roman Empire With its comprehensive presentation of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern cities its rich collection of illustrations and its new companion website Ancient Cities will remain an essential textbook for university and high school students across a wide range of archaeology ancient history and ancient Near Eastern Biblical and classical studies courses Used for my undergraduate degree and it was the most useful book Has all of the information I needed about specific cities such as layout details materials exact sizes and dimensions of buildings etc Easy to read as well the author doesn't get overly technical as some tend to Would definitely recommend to student andor anyone interested in learning the specifics of ancient cities

TEXT Ë The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt Ñ Charles Gates

Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East Egypt and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations Urban form is the focus the physical appearance and overall plans of the cities their architecture and natural topography and the cultural and historical contexts in which they flourished 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 that represented the essential furnishings of everyday life are discussed such as 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 eual 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 knowledge lavishly illustrated with over 300 line drawings maps and photos historical summaries further reading arranged by topic plus a consolidated bibliography and comprehensive index new to the second edition a companion website with an interactive timeline chapter summaries study uestions illustrations and a glossary of archaeological and historical terms Visit the website at In this second edition Charles Gates has comprehensively revised and updated his original text and Neslihan Yılmaz has reworked her acclaimed illustrations Readers and lecturers will be delighted to see a new chapter on Phoenician cities in the first millennium BC and new sections on Göbekli Tepe the sensational Neolithic sanctuary; Sinope a Greek city on the Black Sea coast; and cities of the western Roman Empire With its comprehensive presentation of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern cities its rich collection of illustrations and its new companion website Ancient Cities will remain an essential textbook for university and high school students across a wide range of archaeology ancient history and ancient Near Eastern Biblical and classical studies courses A really great idea I had been to many of these places and I only wish that I had this book back then It will certainly serve me well in the future The maps and descriptions aside it does a fair job in outlining the origins and developments of urban centres within the ancient world

Charles Gates Ñ Greece and Rome MOBI

Ancient Cities The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt Greece and RomeAncient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East Egypt and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations Urban form is the focus the physical appearance and overall plans of the cities their architecture and natural topography and the cultural and historical contexts in which they flourished 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 that represented the essential furnishings of everyday life are discussed such as 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 eual 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 knowledge lavishly illustrated with over 300 line drawings maps and photos historical summaries further reading arranged by topic plus a consolidated bibliography and comprehensive index new to the second edition a companion website with an interactive timeline chapter summaries study uestions illustrations and a glossary of archaeological and historical terms Visit the website at In this second edition Charles Gates has comprehensively revised and updated his original text and Neslihan Yılmaz has reworked her acclaimed illustrations Readers and lecturers will be delighted to see a new chapter on Phoenician cities in the first millennium BC and new sections on Göbekli Tepe the sensational Neolithic sanctuary; Sinope a Greek city on the Black Sea coast; and cities of the western Roman Empire With its comprehensive presentation of ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern cities its rich collection of illustrations and its new companion website Ancient Cities will remain an essential textbook for university and high school students across a wide range of archaeology ancient history and ancient Near Eastern Biblical and classical studies courses This book takes the reader on a tour of various ancient cities across the Mediterranean and Near East I found some of the focus on architecture a little dry but Gates nicely salts his narrative with excerpts of political and social history which helps bring the cities a little aliveIt's real strength is just how comprehensive this book is I don't know of anything similar in scope which makes it fantastic as a reference for anyone interested in any aspect of ancient historyarchaeologyThe one complaint is that some of the images weren't optimized for viewing on Fire tablets which left some of the labels blurred and some of the Turkish names were malformatted in early chaptersOverall though a fantastic resource