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Hands on the past; pioneer archaeologists tell their own story, edited by C.W. Ceram.


[1st American ed.].. New York, Knopf, 1966.
ISBN 9780805203745, 0805203745

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Subjects Archaeology.
Archéologie -- Anthologies.
Description 434 pages illustrations 25 cm
Copyright Date 1966.
Notes London edition (Thames and Hudson) has title: The world of archaeology.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-425).
Contents The ideal archaelogist / C.L. Woolley -- How to buy antiquities / C.L. Woolley -- How to steal antiquities / C.M. Lerici -- A strange bargain / C.L. Woolley -- Leagalized art robbery -- The complete forger / C.L. Woolley -- The Olympia convention -- The foundation of the British Museum / H. Sloane -- A troublesome legacy / H. Walpole -- The controversial bequest of Lord Elgin -- The treasure of Priam / H. Schliemann -- A stolen treasure / H. Schliemann -- A Mycenaen ruler / H. Schliemann-- Winkelmann in Herculaneum -- The plaster corpses of Pompeii / A. Goldsmidt -- The discovery of the 'Venus de Milo' / C. Tarral -- The charioteer of Delphi -- The discovery of the Hermes of Praxiteles / E. Curtius -- The rebuilding of the Stoa / P. Mackendrick -- The London Mithraeum / R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford -- Traces of the Ethruscans / G. Dennis -- The bull of Minos / A.J. Evans -- Reconstruction work at Knossos / A.J. Evans -- Ventris deciphers the Cretan script / W. Taylour -- The tourist and the monuments / A.F. Mariette -- Excavations in Egypt / J.L. Burckhardt -- A visit to Thebes / D.V. Denon -- The opening of a pyramid / G.B. Belzoni -- A cache of mummies at Thebes / G.B. Belzoni -- The temple of Abu Simbel / J.L. Burckhardt -- Coffee at Abu Simbel / A. Edwards -- Appeal by Mr. V. Veronese -- A hoard of royal mummies / G.C. Maspero -- A false interpretation of the hieroglyphs / A. Kircher -- How the Rosette Stone came to the British Museum / T.H. Turner -- Champollion deciphers the hieroglyphs -- A fantastic interpretation of the Great Pyramid / C.P. Smyth -- The underwater tomb / W.F. Petrie -- The discovery of the Amarna tablets / E.A. Budge -- Tutankhamen / H. Carter -- The golden coffin / H. Carter -- The buried pyramid / Z. Goneim -- A second solution to the cuneiform script / H.C. Rawlinson -- Was Babylon here? / C.J. Rich -- The walls of Babylon / R. Koldewey -- A curious sculpture / R. Koldewey -- Problems at the excavation of Nineveh / P.E. Botta -- Excavations at Nimrud / A.H. Layard -- Discoveries and alarms / A.H. Layard -- The Gilgamesh Epic is found / G. Smith -- Early technical achievements / H.V. Hilprecht -- The royal graves of Ur / C.L. Woolley -- Digging up pergamon / C. Humann -- The discovery of the Hamah stones / W. Wright -- To boghazköy! / H. Winckler -- Hrozný deciphers the Hittite cuneiform / L. Matouš -- Excavations at the Black mountain / H. Bossert -- The royal residence on the 'River of Nymphs' / F.K. Dörner -- The discovery of Ugarit / C.F. Schaeffer -- Solomon's foundries / N. Glueck -- The dead sea scrolls / J.M. Allegro -- The pyramid of Cholula / A. Von Humboldt -- Travels in the Yucatan / J.M. Waldeck -- The purchase of a city / J.L. Stephens -- The palace at Palenque / J.L. Stephens -- The elephant in America? / G. Elliot Smith -- The temple pyramid of Tepoxtlan / E. Seler -- A royal tomb at Palenque / A. Ruz -- Machu Picchu, the sacred city / H. Bingham -- The bridge of San Luis Rey / V.M. Von Hagen -- A problem of Tihuanacu / A Posnansky -- Archaeology from the air / O.G. Crawford -- The blue museum / J.-Y. Cousteau -- Atomic physics in archaeology / T.G. Bibby -- The Lerici periscope / C.M. Laericic -- Photogrammetry -- Computer decipherment?
Network Numbers (OCoLC)390267
(OCoLC)ocm00390267
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ceram, C. W., 1915-1972,
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