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Anatomy of a Mesopotamian City Survey and Soundings at Mashkan-shapir

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Title: Anatomy of a Mesopotamian City Survey and ...

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

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This volume describes and analyzes the survey work at the site of the ancient Mesopotamian city, Mashkan-shapir. A general description of the site and its environs is followed by the rationale for identifying the site as Mashkan-shapir. Specific details of the archaeological data are followed by analysis and a series of supplementary appendices. Bookseller Inventory # STOANATOM

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Synopsis: This substantial volume presents the results of the Mashkan-shapir project which surveyed the extensive remains of this Old Babylonian city to the north of Nippur in the deserts of Iraq. Supported by numerous photographs, illustrations and plans, the book presents the findings from a complete aerial survey of the site, which revealed city walls, a network of canals, platforms and graves. Each aerial photograph is presented opposite an explanatory plan as well as a description. Further plans illustrate the distribution of features and objects. Exploratory trenches tested the depth and preservation of deposits and the results of that can be found in appendices. The study also contains detailed reports on the finds, which included ceramics, model chariots, terracotta statuary, stone tools and inscriptions. A cataloue of objects is included.

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