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Oliver Robert Gurney 1911–2001

J. D. Hawkins

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

Oliver Robert Gurney's long career in Hittite studies spanned the greater part of the existence of this academic subject. He was a man of the greatest courtesy and integrity. A natural reserve might ... More


The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748608584
eISBN:
9780748670710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book provides the first modern synthesis of the archaeology of Skye and Western Isles: a region with some of the finest and best-preserved archaeological monuments in Europe. Our understanding ... More


Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire*

Mary Beard

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Starting from a famous address by Francis Haverfield, this chapter reflects on the relationship between Romano-British archaeology and the politics of the British empire, challenging any simple ... More


The concealment of bodies during the military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973–84)1

José López Mazz

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Operation Carrot” was devised and executed by the Uruguayan military at the time of the country’s return to democracy, between 1983 and 1985. The objective of this secret operation was to exhume all ... More


January 18, 1932, Excavation Block M8

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This short introduction narrates the initial discovery of the Christian building at Dura-Europos. It establishes some knowns and unknowns from the first months of reflection on the finds and aims to ... More


The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Michael Peppard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1932, at an ancient military outpost on the Euphrates, excavators unearthed a series of wall paintings. A procession of veiled women, a soldier with sword drawn, a woman at a well. The space was ... More


Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Donald Malcolm Reid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The sensational discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb, close on the heels of Britain's declaration of Egyptian independence, accelerated the growth in Egypt of both Egyptology as a formal ... More


Dura-Europos and the World’s Oldest Church

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter first summarizes the ancient history of Dura-Europos, its inhabitants, and its eventual destruction. It explains how the house-church came to be buried and preserved in the third ... More


Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

David Webb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book proposes that Foucault's archaeology is a direct response to the predicament for thought in modernity that he described in the closing chapters of The Order of Things, and that science and ... More


Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the archaeological and epigraphic evidence for Greek colonies in Central Asia in the Hellenistic period, in the aftermath of the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In communities ... More


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