Marlik: The Complete Excavation Report, Volume 1

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University Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Jan 1, 1996 - Excavations (Archaeology) - 408 pages
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The Royal Cemetery at Tepe Marlik was excavated in one incredible 14-month season. The 53 intact tombs contained a fabulous array of precious metal vessels, jewelry, sculpture, weapons, and other artifacts. The gripping tale of these excavations and a detailed report of the excavation and the artifacts from the burials is presented in these two lavishly illustrated volumes.

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Contents

LIST OF TABLES
xi
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
xiii
LIST OF MAPS AND PLANS
xv
LIST OF FIGURES
xvii
LIST OF COLOR PLATES
xxiii
LIST OF PLATES
xxvii
ABBREVIATIONS
xlv
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
xlvi
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Gold Decorative Vessels
54

PREFACE
xlvii
FOREWORD
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INTRODUCTION AND GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
1
EXCAVATION
5
Test Trenches I and II
10
TOMBS
13
Burial Procedure
14
Tombs
16
Tomb 22
22
Tomb 23
23
Tomb 24
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Tomb 25
25
Tomb 26
26
Tomb 27
27
Tomb 28
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Tomb 2
29
Tomb 30
30
Tomb 31
31
Tomb 32
32
Tomb 33
33
Tomb 34
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Plain Gold Vessels
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Gold Vessels with Simple Linear Style
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Silver Decorative Vessels
79
Silver Vessels with Impressed Gold Designs
81
Bronze Vessels
82
Plain Bronze Vessels
83
Bronze Vessels with Linear Designs
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Comments and Conclusion
91
Exceptional Characteristics of Marlik Decorative Vessels
92
Influence of Marlik Culture and Art in the Ancient World
95
MOSAIC GLASS AND FRIT VESSELS
103
FIGURINES
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JEWELRY AND ORNAMENTS OF MARLIK
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SEALS OF MARLIK
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POTTERYVESSELS
219
WEAPONS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT
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TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
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CONCLUSION
321
BIBLIOGRAPHY
329
CONCORDANCES
339
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