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The Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace was one of the most important sanctuaries of the Hellenistic age. The monuments on the Eastern Hill, the development of which spans over half a millenium, hold a unique place within the history of ancient Greek architecture.
By Martin Smith
Overview of the value of skeletal remains as evidence for past conflicts
"Sources are the raw material of history, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians have now recognized the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects--from an eighteenth-century bed curtain to...
This illustrated study comprises of a comprehensive and detailed account of the historical development of Greek military architecture and defensive planning specifically in Arkadia, a region in the centre of the Peloponnese in Greece, in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
An important new collection of papers by leading experts in funerary archaeology, examining the particular treatment of juvenile burials in the past. In particular focuses on the expression of varying status and identity of children in the funerary archaeological record as a key to understanding the place of children in...
Compared to other animals, the way humans live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - changes at a bewildering speed. Why is this? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers some revolutionary answers to this fundamental question about our species - and speculates on what they mean for our future.