Sculpture of the third millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafājah.
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Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English


  • Sculpture, Sumerian,
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Mesopotamia,
  • Iraq -- Antiquities,
  • Tell Asmar (Iraq),
  • Khafaje (Iraq)

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Edition Notes

SeriesThe University of Chicago. Oriental Institute publications, v.44, University of Chicago Oriental Institute publications -- v.44.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 87 p.
Number of Pages87
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13531209M

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Item #M Very rare. Oriental Institute Publicati The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, First edition. Large 4o, xii & 87 pages, plates. Cloth. Title: Sculpture of the Third Millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafajah Author: Henri Frankfort - Henri "Hans" Frankfort (24 February – 16 July ) was a Dutch Egyptologist, archaeologist and orientalist. [Courtesy Wikipedia] Publisher: The University of Chicago Press City: Chicago Year: Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination. Sequel to Sculpture of the third millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafājah. Description: xiii, 48 pages illustrations, 95 plates, map, folded table 31 cm. Series Title: University of Chicago Oriental Institute publications, v.   The Tell Asmar sculpture hoard (also known as the Square Temple Hoard, Abu Temple Hoard, or Asmar Hoard) is a collection of twelve human effigy statues, discovered in at the site of Tell Asmar, an important Mesopotamian tell in the Diyala Plain of Iraq, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad.

The Relationship between Man and His Gods in Third-Millennium BC Mesopotamia.” In Of Pots and Plans: Papers on the Archaeology and History of Mesopotamia and Syria Presented to David Oates in Honour of His 75th Birthday, edited by L. al-Gailani Werr, J. Curtis, H. Martin, A. McMahon, J. Oates, and J. Reade, 47– Sculpture of the third millennium B. C. from Tell Asmar and Khafājah: Sennacherib's aqueduct at Jerwan: Soundings at Tell Fakhariyah: Stratified cylinder seals from the Diyala region: Studi in memoria di Henri Frankfort () Studies in early pottery of the Near East. Tell Asmar and Khafaje: the first season's work in Eshnunna, / A systematic survey of the depositional context of anthropomorphic statues, plastered skulls and other cultic objects from a large number of sites indicates clearly that the earliest evidence for this concept can be traced to the early agricultural communities of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period of the seventh millennium . The season of excavations at Tell Leilan, north-eastern Syria, revised our knowledge of the city's role in Mesopotamian cultural, political, and developmental history of the mid-third and.

Diyala site of Tell Asmar. The first publication of these sculptures appeared in the Illustrated London News3 and was followed by an article in the Burlington Maga-zine.4 In this article and in more expanded form in Sculpture of the Third Millennium, Frankfort ex-pressed his ideas about what he then considered the first. The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3, - 2,BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences.   Blue Eyes Were A Sign From The Gods. Scientists at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark have tracked down a genetic mutation, which took place , years ago, and is the cause of the eye color of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet is possible that some Sumerians did have blue eyes, but if that was the case it is unlikely it was many people. Nowhere in the ancient world until the time of the new spirit of Greek civilization is there anything comparable to the technical accomplishment, the naturalism, and the 1H. Frankfort,Sculpture of the Third Millennium B.C. from Tell Asmar and Khafajah,esp. pp.