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KARAGEORGHIS, VASSOS - Kition: Mycenaean and Phoenician Discoveries in Cyprus  New Aspects of Antiquity edited by Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Title: Kition: Mycenaean and Phoenician Discoveries in Cyprus New Aspects of Antiquity edited by Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Description: Thames & Hudson, London, 1976. Small quarto hardcover; red cloth boards with gilt spine titling and upper board publisher's insignia; 184pp., 20 colour plates, 106 monochrome plates and 27 line drawings. Owner's book plate. Minor wear; a few scattered spots on pastedowns; browning and spotting topage and text block edges. Otherwise very good to near fine in black illustrated dustwrapper with slightly browned rear panel edges now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Under the excavation of Vassos Karageorghis, ancient Kition on the south coast of Cyprus was revealed as a kind of stepping-stone between the Aegean and the Levant from the Early Bronze Age onwards, incorporating Minoan, Mycenaean and Phoenician elements. The city's greatness is evidenced in the wealth of Early Bronze Age tombs; its later role as a major harbour town; temples incorporating such Aegean artifacts as horns of consecration and superb Mycenaean pottery in unprecedented quantity and quality. In the Phoenician period the temple of Astarte is the largest yet found anywhere. This final period at Kition is one of political unrest as history records: the Phoenicians collaborating with the Persians held an oppressive rule over the island which finally came to an end with the death of Pumiathon - put to death by Ptolemy I of Egypt in 312 B.C. This book is a valuable addition to our knowledge of life in the Eastern Mediterranean from 2000-312 B.C.

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Price: AUD 38.50 = appr. US$ 26.64 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 92379


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