Read Online

Dura-Europos The Ancient City and the Yale Collection by Susan B. Matheson

  • 82 Want to read
  • ·
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Wayne State Univ Pr .
Written in English


  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • ASIA,
  • Ancient World

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9631640M
ISBN 100814317529
ISBN 109780814317525

Download Dura-Europos


Dura-Europos on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : Paperback. The Discovery of Dura-Europos Hardcover – November 1, by Clark Hopkins (Author)Cited by:   This is an excellent book about the archaeological finds at Dura Europas. The exhibit at New York University was great, and book will help visitors to remember it for years. The essays are well written and discuss the social, economic, and religious life of Dura Europas 5/5(1). “Dura-Europos is one of the world's most astonishing archaeological sites, a kind of Pompeii providing a remarkable snapshot of life in the Parthian and Roman Middle East when Christianity was developing, and Islam was yet to appear.

Brand new Book. This is a paperback reprint of the first edition, which appeared in , published by British Museum Press. The ancient city of Dura-Europos, destroyed by a Sasanian Persian siege in the AD s, was an important regional centre of commerce, government and military control under the Seleucid, Parthian and Roman empires.   "This publication is published in conjunction with the exhibition Dura-Europos: crossroads of antiquity organized by the Yale University Art Gallery and the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College."--Tp. verso McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Feb. 5-June 5, Includes bibliographical references. "Peppard offers, in his own words, 'a fresh, rigorous, and plausible—albeit sometimes imaginative—historical reconstruction of the Christian community at dura-europos.' The book’s chapters revisit the famous paintings of the baptistery in turn."—Ted Kaizer, Catholic Historical ReviewCited by: 4. This book provides an overview of the archaeological history of Dura-Europos, the small town situated on the Middle Euphrates that lived through Hellenistic, Parthian and Roman periods until its capture by the Sasanians. As an overview, this outstanding book has no : Ted Kaizer.

My Dura-Europos is a treasure trove of information and background for the social context of archaeology in the s and '30s and provides a fascinating point of view on the discoveries at Dura, as well as intriguing observations on life at the American Academy and at the American School in Athens.   Information on the Palmyrenes of Dura-Europos consists primarily of archaeological remains that have been found there. The Palmyrene materials from Dura-Europos have never been published collectively, and for this reason they are enumerated and re-evaluated in the appendix. The book is richly illustrated with 20 figures and 22 by: The book is structured from the point of view of the constituent parts of the archaeological record. The first chapter looks at the history of excavations at Dura-Europos with a particular focus on the work undertaken by Yale University between World War I and World War II. Dura-Europos is located on the west bank of the middle Euphrates River, close to the modern location of Qualat al Salihiya in Syria. It is about km southeast of Deir-Ez-Zur. The archaeological site is situated on a high, flat plateau between two ravines in the north and south. While there is the desert on the west side of the town, the high.