Gordon Loud. The Megiddo Ivories. Chi: University of Chicago Press, 1939, 1st. printing, xii, 26 pp., plates [66 pp.]. *** The ancient city of Megiddo, now known as Megiddo Tel, is located on a hilltop at the head of a pass through Carmel Ridge, overlooking the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel. The city, aka by its Greek name Armageddon, was continuously inhabited by various peoples from 7000 to 586 BC. The Megiddo Ivories were found in a stratum dating back to the city's destruction in the Late Bronze Age, c. 1150 BC. At the time these ivories were the largest cache ever found. Typically spread through the Mediterranean Basin by Phoenecian traders, these ivories appear to have stylistic elements that are Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and perhaps Minoan. *** In this folio volume there is a brief history of the Ivories, a list of illustrations, a section with a description for each of the ivory specimens, and sixty-four (64) quality b&w photo plates or drawings, many actual size. *** Bound in tan cloth boards and a dark brown cloth spine with gilt lettering. The covers are clean with light wear at corners. Matching shallow dent on top edge of both covers. The contents are clean and complete in a good binding. Front free end paper has owners' names in small script in top right corner, and two small pencil notations. One ink mark near bottom of title page. *** 16 inches tall by 11.75 inches. Heavy book which will require a little extra shipping. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Megiddo Ivories
Publisher: Chi: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1939
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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