Three. Early Excavations (pre-1914)

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Nicole Chevalier

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch3

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Chevalier, N. (2012) Early Excavations (pre-1914), in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. Louvre Museum, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • early excavations (pre-1914);
  • pre-World War I excavations;
  • archaeological research, in the Orient;
  • Phoenician archaeology;
  • Ottoman Empire, copying of inscriptions;
  • epigraphic material from Arabia, rare;
  • excavations in Mesopotamia;
  • search for the Hittites, shrouded in mystery;
  • the Susa excavations;
  • Persia, a hunting-ground, still reserved

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Conditions of pre-World War I Excavations

  • Excavations in Mesopotamia: The Beginnings

  • Phoenicia

  • Arabia

  • Excavations in Mesopotamia: The Second Period

  • Palestine

  • Anatolia and Northern Syria: The Search for the Hittites

  • Research in the Persian Empire

  • Conclusions

  • Guide to Further Reading