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Author Matthiae, Paolo, author

Title Ebla archaeology and history / Paolo Matthiae
Published London : Routledge, 2020


Description 1 online resource illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Series Cities of the Ancient World Ser
Cities of the Ancient World Ser
Summary In Ebla , Paolo Matthiae presents the results of 47 years of excavations at this fascinating site, providing a detailed account of Ebla's history and archaeology. Ebla grew from a small Early Bronze Age settlement into an important trading and political centre, which endured until its final destruction in c. 1600 BC . The destruction of its royal palace c. 2300 BC was particularly significant as it preserved the city's rich archives, offering a wealth of information on its history, economy, religion, administration, and daily life. The discovery of Ebla is a pivotal moment in the history of archaeological investigations of the twentieth century, and this book is the result of all the excavation campaigns at Tell Mardikh- Ebla from 1964 until 2010, when field operations stopped due to the war in Syria. Available for the first time in English, Ebla offers a complete account of one of the largest pre-classical urban centres by its discoverer, making it an essential resource for students of Ancient Near Eastern archaeology and history
Subject HISTORY / Ancient / General
SUBJECT Ebla (Extinct city)
Subject Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317531456