The Resource Bringing Carthage Home : the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859, (electronic resource)

Bringing Carthage Home : the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859, (electronic resource)

Label
Bringing Carthage Home : the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859
Title
Bringing Carthage Home
Title remainder
the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Adorning the north-west staircase in the British Museum is a group of brightly coloured figured mosaic pavements. Most were excavated for the Museum between 1856 and 1859 at Carthage, in what is now Tunisia, by a dilettante called Nathan Davis; the work was funded by the Foreign Office of the British Government. This book recounts for the first time the extraordinary story behind this pioneering enterprise and the political and cultural rivalry between representatives of the colonial powers as they asserted their rights to explore the buried remains of one of the ancient world's greatest citie
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
939.7303
Index
no index present
LC call number
DT269.C33 F74 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Bringing Carthage Home : the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859, (electronic resource)
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Foreword, by R.J.A. Wilson; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Nathan Davis at Carthage; 2 Davis in his social context; 3 Davis becomes an archaeologist; 4 The site of Carthage; 5 Davis gets to work; 6 Mosaics discovered at Carthage before Davis' excavations; 7 The late Roman Mosaic of the Months and Seasons; 8 Excavations on other sites in the Spring of 1857; 9 Punic votive stelae; 10 Excavation at Carthage in the second half of 1857; 11 Davis moves outside Roman Carthage; 12 Davis' late mosaic finds; 13 Davis in competition with BeulĂ©
  • 14 The contribution of the pioneer archaeologists at CarthageAppendix 1: Some observations on Davis' mosaic finds; Appendix 2: Gauckler's errors on the provenances ofDavis' mosaics; Appendix 3: The mortar of Davis' mosaics; Notes; Bibliography; List of illustrations; Glossary of Arabic place names; Index
Control code
ocn831118187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781842176740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3443429x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)831118187
  • jstor1842176749

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