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Post-doctoral Research Fellowships in Turkey
G. Kenneth Sams, American Research Institute in Turkey
Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-20092-91
Lydian Architecture: Ashlar Masonry Structures at Sardis (Book)
Title: Lydian Architecture: Ashlar Masonry Structures at Sardis
Author: with a contribution by Michael H. Ramage and Robert H. Tykot
Author: Christopher Ratte
Abstract: From the sixth to the fourth century B.C., the western Anatolian region of Lydia was home to a distinctive local tradition of ashlar masonry construction. The earliest datable example of fine stone masonry in the environs of Sardis, the capital of the Lydian empire, is the tomb of King Alyattes, who died in ca. 560 B.C. Contemporary monuments include a city gate and monumental terraces. Alyattes’ son Croesus was overthrown by the Persians in 547 B.C., but the Lydian building tradition survived in chamber tombs at Sardis and throughout Lydia.
This richly illustrated volume examines the monuments of Sardis and environs in the context of contemporary developments in Lydia and throughout the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. The study of Lydian architecture illuminates traditions of Anatolian kingship, technological exchange between Lydia and Greece and the Near East, and the origins of Persian imperial architecture.
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/lydian-architecture-ashlar-masonry-structures-at-sardis/oclc/676725381&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674060609
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website entry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes
The Gordion Excavations, 1950 1973. The Lesser Phryghian Tumuli, Part I: The Inhumantions, volume II. (Book)
Title: The Gordion Excavations, 1950 1973. The Lesser Phryghian Tumuli, Part I: The Inhumantions, volume II.
Author: Sams, G. Kenneth
Publisher: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum
Type: Single author monograph