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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English



  • Megiddo (Extinct city),
  • Palestine


  • Ivories.,
  • Megiddo (Extinct city),
  • Palestine -- Antiquities.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Gordon Loud.
SeriesThe University of Chicago Oriental Institute publications,, vol. 52
LC ClassificationsNK5973 .L6
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 25 p.
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6398549M
LC Control Number40004417

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This volume is a catalog of ivories recovered from the treasury of the early twelfth-century palace at Megiddo (modern Tell el-Mutesellim). The ivory pieces are described briefly and illustrated at actual scale with photographs and line drawings. Oriental Institute Publications 52 Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, By Eric H. Cline. At the end of the first week in May , John Wilson, who had just taken over as Director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, sent a cable to Gordon Loud and the team of archaeologists excavating at the site of Megiddo, in British Mandate Palestine. Aerial view of Megiddo. Seasons of \/ by the Megiddo Expedition ; Gordon Loud, field director: Text -- Plates.\/span>\"@ en\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n schema:description\/a> \" \"The aim of this volume is to present in simple, concise form the Megiddo ivories. It does not pretend to offer exhaustive comparisons with allied material from other sources or to draw the many and diverse conclusions as to date, style, and origin . Lastly, the translation is illustrated with representations from the Megiddo Ivories dating to the 13th century BCE. The use of ancient art to illustrate the text allows the modern reader to get closer to how the original audience might have imagined the action in the text .

Gordon Loud, The Megiddo Ivories, Volume LII of the Oriental Institute Publications, The Megiddo Ivories, John A. Wilson, American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., ), pp. Luxurious forms: Redefining a Mediterranean "International Style," B.C.E., Marian H Feldman, The Art Bulletin, New York, Mar Megiddo was a major Israelite city that was transformed into a horse training center, with large stables and arenas where the palaces once stood. Scholars once attributed these stables to Solomon, but they are actually from the 8th century B.C.E., built by Jeroboam II to provide war horses to the Assyrian Empire. | Dr. Norma Franklin. Megiddo "Then they gathered the kings together in the place called Armageddon." (Rev. ) "multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision." Joel () Megiddo, is set on a hill feet above the Jezreel Valley, with sweeping views of Mount Tabor, the Gilboa range and the hills of Nazareth. A fertile plain that was mostly swamp until the. This volume is a detailed catalog of ivories recovered from the treasury of the early 12th-century palace at Megiddo (modern Tell el-Mutesellim). The ivory pieces are described briefly and illustrated at actual scale with photographs and line drawings.

  Megiddo was a choke point, therefore, for the empires of the ancient world. Control of Megiddo was crucial to controlling any regional empire. Many battles in history took place at Megiddo. In B.C., Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III launched a campaign near Megiddo to assert dominion over territories in and north of Canaan.   The dramatic story line of "Megiddo" will keep readers wide awake and turning page after page. The characters are well developed and totally plausable. The use of brothers representing good and evil was well developed as was the entire action packed book. If you are looking for a captivating and fast paced read, pick up a copy of "Megiddo."Reviews:   Megiddo is an archaeological site that was inhabited between roughly B.C. and B.C. Numerous battles were fought near Megiddo during that time, and the Book of Revelation, which refers to the site as Armageddon, prophesied that a final battle at the end of time would take place there. A acre (14 hectare) mound, ft (60 m) high, in northwest Israel called Tell el-Mutesellim is believed to be the site of Megiddo. This book is available for purchase in the ABR online bookstore. Tell el-Mutsellim, Megiddo. An aerial photo of the acre tell looking south. In the lower center right of the acre summit is the gate system.