Middle Eastern and Venetian glass beads are perfectly preserved witnesses of international commercial exchanges and cultural contacts. In their sheer quantity there comes to light a process of formation that closely connects them to history. Such indications lead us to discover the cultural contexts of various countries, the areas of bead production and distribution, influences on their styles and uses, and even their magical properties. This book—which includes a synoptic table on Eastern Mediterranean beads, Middle Eastern beads and Venetian Beads—provides an in-depth analysis of the elements that make up specific bead types, allowing us to achieve a reading of their technical, historical, and symbolic characteristics.
The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the cuneiform system of writing and the rediscovery of a lost civilisation.
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