Traces of Paradise
The Archaeology of Bahrain, 2500bc-300ad
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Traces of Paradise by Harriet E. W. Crawford
Book DescriptionThis comprehensive and heavily illustrated history of the Bahrain Islands over more than 3000 years fills a gap in our knowledge of the archaeology of the Middle East. Home to the ancient civilizations of Dilmun and Tylos, Bahrain was one of the most significant cultural areas in the region and its pre-eminence as a trading centre brought it enormous wealth, reflected in the buildings and artefacts that have been excavated in recent years. Many of these objects and sites have never been published before and this book reveals a range of materials for specialists in Middle Eastern archaeology and for all those with an interest in the art, architecture and history of the ancient world. An international team of archaeologists and historians assess the importance of the Dilmun culture, and Bahrain's development as "Tylos" from Alexander the Great to the Sasanians. The text is complemented by an extensive range of colour photographs that show the full range of Bahrain's artistic heritage.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781860647420
(246mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Harriet E. W. Crawford
Sumerian World, Hardback (November 2012)
This new companion to the Sumerian civilization of third millennium BC southern Mesopotamia is a mine of information, with 32 chapters exploring a vast array of topics.
Sumer and the Sumerians, Paperback (September 2004)
This work reviews the social and technological developments in Mesopotamia from 3800 to 2000 BC.
Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Harriet E. W. Crawford
A scholarly account of the archaeology of the Arabian Gulf from c.4500-1500 BC.
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Author Biography - Harriet E. W. Crawford
Harriet Crawford is a reader in Archaeology at University College, London. Michael Rice is a specialist in the archaeology of the Middle East and the author of numerous books on the subject.
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