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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Eastern Frontiers

David J. Breeze et al.

This volume considers the military architecture and its impact on local communities in Rome's eastern frontier, which stretched from the north-east shore of the Black Sea to the Red Sea. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Pottery from the University of California, Berkeley Excavations in the Area of the Maški Gate (MG22), Nineveh, 1989-1990

Eleanor Barbanes Wilkinson et al.

Nineveh, Iraq, is one of the longest occupied cities in the world, dating at least back to the mid-7th millennium BC. UC Berkeley excavations uncovered a district of large dwellings and wide streets near the Maški Gate (MG22), providing a stratigraphic history of Late Assyrian ceramics at the centre of the empire through to the 7th century BC. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Moving on from Ebla, I crossed the Euphrates: An Assyrian Day in Honour of Paolo Matthiae

ed. Davide Nadali et al.

Six articles by leading scholars on the culture of the Assyrian world pay homage to Paolo Matthiae, known internationally for the discovery of the site of ancient Ebla in Syria. The articles deal with different aspects of Assyrian culture, with innovative and sometimes unexpected points of view, including its reception in the modern world. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Image and Identity in the Ancient Near East: Papers in memoriam Pierre Amiet

ed. Laura Battini

This volume, consisting of two parts, gathers papers in honour of Pierre Amiet. Part 1 analyses the body as a biological entity as well as a social, sexual and cultural identity (persona). Part 2 includes articles closely related to the specialisms of Amiet: glyptics, state formation, and the organisation of craftsmen and statuary. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Fertile Desert: A History of the Middle Euphrates Valley until the Arrival of Alexander

Anas Al Khabour

This book attempts to reconstruct the history of the Euphrates Valley between the mouths of the Balikh and the Khabour. Several surveys, archaeological expeditions, and interventions of the Syrian Directorate of Antiquities, have made a significant amount of data available which contribute to an improved overview of the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Pax Assyriaca: The Historical Evolution of Civilisations and Archaeology of Empires

Benjamin Toro

This study of the evolutionary process of ancient civilisations stresses the complementarity between theoretical principles and the relevant historical and archaeological evidence. Taking its approach from World Systems Theory, it focuses on the origin, development and collapse of the first, ‘Near Eastern’, stage of the ‘Central Civilisation’. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh

ed. Akira Tsuneki et al.

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh is the second volume of the final reports on the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh, northwest Syria, focusing on the discovery of a Pottery Neolithic cemetery dating between c. 6400 and 6100 BC, one of the oldest outdoor communal cemeteries in West Asia. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Ash-sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East No 5 1-2, 2021

ed. Laura Battini

Ash-sharq is a journal devoted to short articles on the archaeology, history and society of the Ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00

Présence et influence assyriennes dans le royaume de Hamat

Adonice-Ackad Baaklini

This volume assesses the importance and nature of the Assyrian presence in the kingdom of Hamat (northwest Syria) to determine whether there is a link between Assyrian control and the impact it exerted on the territories with which it came into contact. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ex Asia et Syria: Oriental Religions in the Roman Central Balkans

Nadežda Gavrilović Vitas

This book examines the cults of Asia Minor and Syrian origin in the Roman provinces of the Central Balkans. The author analyzes all hitherto known epigraphical and archaeological material attesting to the presence of the cults in that region, a subject yet to be the object of serious scholarly study. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | eBook: £16.00

Le commerce régional et international au Xe siècle en Syrie

Alaa Aldin Al Chomari

This volume presents a study of the treasure of Buseyra, which is preserved in the museum of Deir az-Zour in Syria. These coins offer precious information, not only about a large number of mints but also about the periods and quantities of minting activity in the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures: The 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina el-Alamein

ed. Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner et al.

Papers present research from different regions ranging from ancient Mauritania, through Africa, Egypt, Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, as well as sites in Crimea and Georgia. Topics include: topography, architecture, interiors and décor, religious syncretism, the importance of ancient texts, pottery studies and conservation. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

How did the Persian King of Kings Get His Wine? The upper Tigris in antiquity (c.700 BCE to 636 CE)

Anthony Comfort et al.

This book explores the upper valley of the Tigris during antiquity. The area is little known to scholarship, and study is currently handicapped by the security situation in southeast Turkey and by the imminent completion of the Ilısu dam that will lead to the destruction of many archaeological sites, some of which have not been investigated. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Archaeological Explorations in Syria 2000-2011

ed. Jeanine Abdul Massih et al.

Syria has been a major crossroads of civilizations in the ancient Near East since the dawn of human kind. This volume brings together scholars involved in archaeological activities in Syria and focusses on the scientific aspects of each explored site, allowing researchers to examine in detail each heritage site, its characteristics and identity. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Il complesso monumentale di Baitokaike (Hoson Sulaiman – Siria)

Tarek Ahmad

The architecture of the temple at Baitokaike shares the characteristics that are typical of the Phoenician region, especially during the imperial era. This study aims to deepen our knowledge, proposing new chronological phases of the site, starting from the time when it was an open cult place, through the architectural analysis of its buildings. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes

Benjamin Anderson et al.

PALMYRA 1885, by Benjamin Anderson and Robert G. Ousterhout, is the first published record of the five fruitful days that father of American archaeological photography, John Henry Haynes, spent in Syria's ancient desert city, whose most important monuments were destroyed by the self-styled Islamic State in 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.95

Ziyaret Tepe: Exploring the Anatolian frontier of the Assyrian Empire

Timothy Matney et al.

This unique record charts the important archaeological finds over 18 years at Ziyaret Tepe in southeast Turkey - site of Tushan, a provincial capital of the Assyrian Empire dating back to the 9th century BC. Informative, scholarly, copiously illustrated, personal and extremely readable, this groundbreaking book sets a new benchmark in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £16.95

Palmyrena: Palmyra and the Surrounding Territory from the Roman to the Early Islamic period

Jørgen Christian Meyer

This book is the first investigation of the relationship between Palmyra and its surrounding territory from the Roman to the early Islamic period since the 1930s. It discusses the agricultural potential of the hinterland, its role in the food supply of the city, and the interaction with the nomadic networks on the Syrian dry steppe. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Shifting Sand: Journal of a cub archaeologist, Palestine 1964

Julian Berry

Shifting Sand is the journal of Julian Berry, then a 17-year-old archaeologist, written on-site during excavations in Jordan, 1964. The book provides a fascinating insight into the lives of archaeologists over 50 years ago, and the very close links between the European team, the Arab workmen, and the daily life in a simple mud-brick village. READ MORE

Paperback: £18.00 | eBook: £16.00

A History of Syria in One Hundred Sites

ed. Y. Kanjou et al.

This volume presents the long history of Syria through a jouney of the most important and recently-excavated archaeological sites. The sites cover over 1.8 million years and all regions in Syria; 110 academics have contributed information on 103 excavations for this volume READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palmyrena: City, Hinterland and Caravan Trade between Orient and Occident

ed. Jørgen Christian Meyer et al.

The contributions to this volume address the archaeology and history of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Medieval Rural Settlements in the Syrian Coastal Region (12th and 13th Centuries)

Balázs Major

This book is the result of more than a dozen years of research in the field of the hitherto unstudied medieval settlement pattern of the Syrian coastal region in the 12th and 13th centuries. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | eBook: £16.00