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Excavations at Tell Brak: Excavations at Tell Brak Volume 2 Nagar in the Third Millennium BC v. 2 - McDonald Institute Monographs (Hardback)
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Excavations at Tell Brak: Excavations at Tell Brak Volume 2 Nagar in the Third Millennium BC v. 2 - McDonald Institute Monographs (Hardback)

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Hardback 643 Pages / Published: 01/12/2001
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Tell Brak, ancient Nagar, was one of the most important cities in northern Mesopotamia in the third millennium BC and a focus of long-distance trade. It was also, for about a century, a provincial capital of the Akkadian Empire founded by Sargon of Agade. This is the second of four volumes on the 1976-93 excavations at Tell Brak. The construction level of Naram-Sin's Palace, discovered by Mallowan in the 1930s, has been used as a point of chronological reference to provide the first well-dated corpus of archaeological material in northern Mesopotamia belonging to the second half of the third millennium. The major Akkadian buildings at Tell Brak are the first well-preserved examples to be discovered at any site, and include a great ceremonial complex and a unique caravanserai that housed the donkey caravans bringing metals from Anatolia. During the ritual closure of these buildings beautiful silver jewellery was deposited, along with numerous copper/bronze tools and the skeletons of some of the caravan donkeys. Specialist reports provide detailed historical, geomorphological, ceramic, faunal, botanical, microstratigraphic and other data.

Publisher: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
ISBN: 9780951942093
Number of pages: 643
Weight: 2377 g
Dimensions: 280 x 216 x 42 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
a fitting legacy for D. Oates: an accessible and holistic analysis of a site whose significant evidence for regional interaction and chronology makes it essential to scholars of many fields interested in the third millennium of the ancient Near East.'--Alexis Boutin"Religious Studies Review" (01/01/2004)
beautifully and carefully produced and richly illustrated.'--Michael Roaf"Antiquity" (01/01/2005)
This volume is a major contribution to the field of Near Eastern archaeology and is required reading for anyone interested in ancient Mesopotamia.'--Michael D Danti"Basor" (01/01/0001)
a rich and well produced and richly illustrated volume, '--D J W Meijer"Bibliotheca Orientalis" (01/01/0001)

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