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City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem
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City of Stone: The Hidden History of Jerusalem

By Benvenisti, Meron

Berkely: University of California Press, 1996. Jerusalem is more than a holy city built of stone. Domain of Muslims, Jews, and Christians, Jerusalem is a perpetual contest, and its shrines, housing projects, and bulldozers compete in a scramble for possession. Now one of Jerusalem's most respected authorities presents a history of the city that does not fall prey to any one version of its past. Meron Benvenisti begins with a reflection on the 1996 celebration of Jerusalem's 3000-year anniversary as the capital of the Kingdom of Israel. He then juxtaposes eras, dynasties, and rulers in ways that provide grand comparative insights. But unlike recent politically motivated histories written to justify the claims of Jews and Arabs now living in Jerusalem, Benvenisti has no such agenda. His history is a polyphonic story that lacks victors as well as vanquished. He describes the triumphs and defeats of all the city's residents, from those who walk its streets today to the meddlesome ghosts who linger in its shadows. Benvenisti focuses primarily on the twentieth century, but ancient hatreds are constantly discovered just below the surface. These hostilities have created intense social, cultural, and political interactions that Benvenisti weaves into a compelling human story. For him, any claim to the city means recognizing its historical diversity and multiple populations. A native son of Jerusalem, Benvenisti knows the city well, and his integrated history makes clear that all of Jerusalem's citizens have enriched the Holy City in the past. It is his belief that they can also do so in the future. 274p. illus.index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$30.00

Pella [Pella of the Decapolis]

By Khouri, Rami G.

Amman, Jordan: Al Kutba / University of Sydney, 1990. Samll publication outlining the results of the archaeological reseach by the University of Sydney at Pella of the Decapolis in Jordan.32p. ilus. maps. Reprint. Original Wraps. As New. Brochure.

$12.50

The Stoa of Attalos II in Athens

By Thpmpson Homer A.

Athens: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, , 1962. Excavations of the Athenian Agora. Series # 2 . 36p. Illus. [B & W] . Orignal Wraps. Very Good.

$2.50

Gods,Graves and Scholars

By Ceram, C.W. (Kurt W.Marek)

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1975. Some of the most dramatic and interesting archaeological finds around the world, including Troy,Mycenae and Crete. 441p. [+ xiv) illlus.bibliography.index . Reprint. Rebound Copy. Very Good. Illus. by Trans.E.B.Garside & Sophie Wilkins. Ex-Library.

$10.00

Narrow Pass, Black Mountain, the Discovery of the Hittite Empire

By Ceram, C.W. (Kurt W.Marek)

London: Readers Union, Victor Gollancz-Sidgwick & Jackson, 1957. Translated From The German By Richard & Clara Winston." The discovery of the Hittites has been an unusually stirring adventure of the human spirit. In slightly more than a century a people of whom nothing but a name was known has become an integral part of the history of our civilization. This is the fascinating story of the deciphering of the enigma of a people" 284p. (.With 48 plates and 64 Line illustrations) maps, bibliography.index,.Clean and crisp, Orange cloth cover had some small spots near foot of spine, else near fine.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$15.00

An Affair of the Heart

By Powell,Dilys

London: Penguin, 1961. The people and village of Perachora, from the time Humfry Payne excavated the Heraeum to their situation after the Nazi Occupation the Civil war in Greece "An unforgettable evocation of a country and its people ....hailed as a classic when it was first published more than forty years ago, and still regarded as one of the most outstanding books on Greece ever written. Dilys Powell spent many years in Greece before World War II, returning there in 1945 after the tragic early death of her husband. In this personal odyssey, she not only gives a deeply moving account of her journeys, but draws us in to share her joy in a timeless land and its gallant, indestructible people.". Pbk. Very Good.

$5.00

An Affair of the Heart

By Powell,Dilys

London: Reader's Union, 1959. The people and village of Perachora, from the time Humfry Payne excavated the Heraeum to their situation after the Nazi Occupation the Civil war in Greece "An unforgettable evocation of a country and its people ....hailed as a classic when it was first published more than forty years ago, and still regarded as one of the most outstanding books on Greece ever written. Dilys Powell spent many years in Greece before World War II, returning there in 1945 after the tragic early death of her husband. In this personal odyssey, she not only gives a deeply moving account of her journeys, but draws us in to share her joy in a timeless land and its gallant, indestructible people.". Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$10.00

An Affair of the Heart

By Powell,Dilys

London: Reader's Union, 1959. The people and village of Perachora, from the time Humfry Payne excavated the Heraeum to their situation after the Nazi Occupation the Civil war in Greece "An unforgettable evocation of a country and its people ....hailed as a classic when it was first published more than forty years ago, and still regarded as one of the most outstanding books on Greece ever written. Dilys Powell spent many years in Greece before World War II, returning there in 1945 after the tragic early death of her husband. In this personal odyssey, she not only gives a deeply moving account of her journeys, but draws us in to share her joy in a timeless land and its gallant, indestructible people.". Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$10.00

The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

The Villa Ariadne

By Powell,Dilys

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1974. The Villa Ariadne was built at Knossos, Crete, by Sir Arthur Evans soon after he discovered the Minoan palace, when the site was his own private property. The villa became home, in turn, to John Pendlebury, who used it as a base for his excavations at Knossos and his explorations of the island. After Pendlebury's death at the hands of invading German paratroopers, the Villa Ariadne was taken over by General Karl Kreipe, who was living there when he was kidnapped by Patrick Leigh Fermor and marched across the island to captivity, an episode immortalized in the film "Ill Met by Moonlight". Dilys Powell, who knew Crete and the Villa Ariadne for over 40 years, weaves her own memories of Evans and Pendlebury together with recollections of the Cretan people. Her classic account, first published in 1973, is at once a chapter of autobiography and a portrait of a mythical island which captured her heart. It should appeal to all those who share her love for Greece and especially Crete.. Reprint. Near Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped. Hard Cover.

$45.00

An Affair of the Heart

By Powell,Dilys

London: Reader's Union, 1959. The people and village of Perachora, from the time Humfry Payne excavated the Heraeum to their situation after the Nazi Occupation the Civil war in Greece "An unforgettable evocation of a country and its people ....hailed as a classic when it was first published more than forty years ago, and still regarded as one of the most outstanding books on Greece ever written. Dilys Powell spent many years in Greece before World War II, returning there in 1945 after the tragic early death of her husband. In this personal odyssey, she not only gives a deeply moving account of her journeys, but draws us in to share her joy in a timeless land and its gallant, indestructible people.". Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$10.00

The Royal Graves at Vergina

By Andronicos,Manolis (Andronikos]

Athens: Archaeological Receipts Fund, 1980. Hellenistic tombs excavated at Vergina by Andronicos, and identified as the Royal Tomb of Philip, father of Alexander the Great. (From an of article first published in "Archaiologika Analekta ex Athenon #10" (1977). 53p. illus Cover slightly worn. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good.

$17.50

Guide De Thasos

By Daux, Georges

Athens: Ecole Francaise d'Athenes, 1968. 214p. {+ 4 pages of plates]. illus, bibliography. index. First Edition. Fine. Fine.

$27.50

Models of pre-dorset culture : towards an explicit Methodology

By Dekin, Arthur A.

Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1975. Text of PhD. thesis submitted to Michigan Sate University 1975. Study demonstrates the impact which implicit assumptions and imprecise methods and techniques have had on our understanding of prehistoric behavioural processes in the Eastern Arctic. The advantage of precise field techniques for the testing of hypotheses is demonstrated.375p. maps. illus bibliography. "This is an authorized facsimile and was produced by microfilm-xerography in 1975 by Xerox University Microfilms" Abstracted in Dissertation abstracts international, v. 36 (1975) no. 3, p. 1618-A.. First Thus. Soft Cover. Good>Very Good. Facsimile Typescript .

$125.00

Ancient Pottery
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Ancient Pottery

By Gonen, Rivka

London: Cassell, 1973. Cassell's 'Introducing Archaeology' series number 2. 95p. Illus (some col.) . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

Finding the Walls of Troy : Frank Calvert and Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik

By Allen, Susan Heuck

Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1998. The relentlessly self-promoting amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann took full credit for discovering Homer's Troy over one hundred years ago, and since then generations have thrilled to the tale of his ambitions and achievements. But Schliemann gained this status as an archaeological hero partly by deliberately eclipsing the man who had launched his career. Now, at long last, Susan Heuck Allen puts the record straight in this fascinating archaeological adventure that restores the British expatriate Frank Calvert to his rightful place in the story of the identification and excavation of Hisarl’k, the site now thought to be Troy as described in the Iliad. Frank Calvert had lived in the Troad--in the northwest corner of Asia Minor--excavating there for fifteen years before Schliemann arrived and learning the local topography well.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. New.

$12.50

Ugarit

By Haydar, Jamal Hassan

Lattakia, Syria : Almersat Publishing House, 2009. A short but well described and illustrated local guide to the site at Ras Shamra in Syria where the extinct city of Ugarit, the oldest human settlement on the Syrian coast was excavated. 63p. Ilus [col] bibliography.. First Edition. Softcover. As New.

$21.00

Physical Conditions in Eastern Europe, Western Asia and Egypt Before the Period of Agricultural and Urban Settlement.

By Butzer, K.W

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1965. This is fasicule # 33 Intended as part of Volume I chapter II of the Cambridge Ancient History series - Revised edition, Volumes I & II [9p. Bibliography, maps] "In order to make ...[the CAH] ...available to readers as soon as possible it will be issued, in the first instance, as fasicles. With some exceptions [each] will contain one chapter, but the order of publication will not correspond to the sequence of the chapters . In the volumes of the complete editon the pages will be renumbered, and prefatory matter, maps, chronological tables and indexes will be included. The plates will be issued in a separate volume"). FirstThus. Original Wraps. Near Fiine.

$10.00

Stonehenge Decoded : An Astronomer examines one of the Great Puzzles of the Ancient World

By Hawkins,Gerald S.(In Collaboration with John B.White)

London: Fontana, 1979. Detailed examination of Stonehenge and the astronomical alignments of the stones. 253p. plates.diagrams.bibliography.index. . Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine.

$5.00

The Testimony of the Spade

By Bibby, Geoffrey

New York: A.A.Knopf, 1956. 424p. plates illus maps index. First. Hardcover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$7.50

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