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            Hadrian's Wall: Archaeological Walking Guides
               

            Hadrian's Wall: Archaeological Walking Guides (Paperback)

            By Jones, Clifford

            Hadrian's Wall

            ISBN 9780752463612
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth
             

            Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Magness, Jodi

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              15 Sep 21

            The dramatic story of the last stand of a group of Jewish rebels who held out against the Roman Empire, as revealed by the archaeology of its famous site Two thousand years ago, 967 Jewish men, women, and children-the last holdouts of the revolt against Rome following the fall of... Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple-reportedly took their own lives rather than surrender to the Roman army. This dramatic event, which took place on top of Masada, a barren and windswept mountain overlooking the Dead Sea, spawned a powerful story of Jewish resistance that came to symbolize the embattled modern State of Israel. Incorporating the latest findings, Jodi Magness, an archaeologist who has excavated at Masada, explains what happened there-and what it has come to mean since. Featuring numerous illustrations, this is an engaging exploration of an ancient story that continues to grip the imagination today.
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            ISBN 9780691216775
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2021
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Two Lost Mountains: The Brand New Jack West Thriller

            The Two Lost Mountains: The Brand New Jack West Thriller (Paperback)

            By Reilly, Matthew

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            Jack West is Indiana Jones meet Jason Bourne with a rocket launcher. A secret mythological sect seeks to rule the world. History, legend and global conspiracy abound and Jack and his motley crew are the only people who can stop it.

            ISBN 9781409194415
            Released NZ 22 Jul 2021
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Jack West Series
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            Manmade Wonders of the World

            Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Cruickshank, Dan; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

            • RRP: $70.00
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            Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalogue of the most amazing, famous, and intriguing buildings and monuments ever created by humans. Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings ...to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations show floorplans and cutaway views, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction. Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.
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            ISBN 9780241340714
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Decadence of Delphi: The Oracle in the Second Century AD and Beyond
             

            The Decadence of Delphi: The Oracle in the Second Century AD and Beyond (Hardback)

            By Heineman, Kristin M.

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            Examining the final years of Delphic consultation, this monograph argues that the sanctuary operated on two connected, yet distinct levels: the oracle, which was in decline, and the remaining religious, political and social elements at the site which continued to thrive. In contr...ast to Delphi, other oracular counterparts in Asia Minor, such as Claros and Didyma, rose in prestige as they engaged with new 'theological' issues. Issues such as these were not presented to Apollo at Delphi and this lack of expertise could help to explain why Delphi began to decline in importance. The second and third centuries AD witnessed the development of new ways of access to divine wisdom. Particularly widespread were the practices of astrology and the Neoplatonic divinatory system, theurgy. The monograph examines the correlation between the rise of such practices and the decline of oracular consultation at Delphi, analyzing several examples from the Chaldean Oracles to demonstrate the new interest in a personal, soteriological religion. These cases reveal the transfer of Delphi's sacred space, which further impacted the status of the oracle. Delphi's interaction with Christianity in the final years of oracular operation is also discussed. Oracular utterances with Christian overtones are examined along with archaeological remains which demonstrate a shift in the use of space at Delphi from a 'pagan' Panhellenic center to one in which Christianity is accepted and promoted.
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            ISBN 9781472481801
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Quest for Classical Greece: Early Modern Travel to the Greek World
             

            The Quest for Classical Greece: Early Modern Travel to the Greek World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pollard, Lucy

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            Greece and Asia Minor proved an irresistible lure to English visitors in the seventeenth century. These lands were criss-crossed by adventurers, merchants, diplomats and men of the cloth. In particular, John Covel (1638-1722) - chaplain to the Levant Company in the 1670s, later M...aster of Christ's College, Cambridge - was representative of a thoroughly eccentric band of Englishmen who saw Greece and the Ottoman world through the lens of classical history. Using a variety of sources, including Covel's largely unpublished diaries, Lucy Pollard shows that these curious travellers imported, alongside their copies of Pausanias and Strabo, a package of assumptions about the societies they discovered. Disparaging contemporary Greeks as unworthy successors to their classical ancestors allowed Englishmen to view themselves as the true inheritors of classical culture, even as - when opportunity arose - they removed antiquities from the sites they described. At the same time, they often admired the Turks, about whom they had fewer preconceptions. This is a major contribution to reception and post-Restoration ideas about antiquity.
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            ISBN 9781350197381
            Released NZ 24 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Mildenhall Treasure

            The Mildenhall Treasure (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hobbs, Richard

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            In 1942, while ploughing a field near Mildenhall in Suffolk, eastern England, Gordon Butcher stumbled upon a hoard of 34 silver objects that he turned over to his boss and owner of the land, Sydney Ford. Dating back to Roman Britain, fourth century AD, and of outstanding artistic... and technical quality, the hoard was declared a Treasure Trove.
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            ISBN 9780714150802
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Objects in Focus
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            The Archaeology of Roman Britain: Biography and Identity
             

            The Archaeology of Roman Britain: Biography and Identity (Hardback)

            By Rogers, Adam

            • RRP: $306.00
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            Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain ...needs to be developed, not only for the study of the local population but also those coming into Britain from elsewhere in the Empire who developed distinctive colonial lives. This critical, biographical approach can be extended and applied to places, structures, and things which developed in these provincial contexts as they were used and experienced over time. This book uniquely combines the study of all of these elements to access the character of Roman Britain and the lives, experiences, and identities of people living there through four centuries of occupation. Drawing on the concept of the biography and using it as an analytical tool, author Adam Rogers situates the archaeological material of Roman Britain within the within the political, geographical, and temporal context of the Roman Empire. This study will be of interest to scholars of Roman archaeology, as well as those working in biographical themes, issues of colonialism, identity, ancient history, and classics.
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            ISBN 9781138796744
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Archaeology
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            The Road of the Romans
             

            The Road of the Romans (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Staccioli

            Beginning with the city streets of Rome, Romolo Staccioli's study progresses outward to the suburban routes linking Rome with surrounding towns; the Via Latina, the national road that was the backbone of the entire system; and the great consular roads such as the Via Appia.

            ISBN 9780892367320
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2003
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Getty Publications - (Yale)
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            Romanization in the Time of Augustus
             

            Romanization in the Time of Augustus (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By MacMullen, Ramsay

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            During the lifetime of Augustus (from 63 BC to AD 14), Roman civilization spread at a remarkable rate throughout the ancient world, influencing such areas as art and architecture, religion, law, local speech, city design, and leisure and family activities. This book investigates ...why the adoption of Roman ways was so prevalent during this period.
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            ISBN 9780300137538
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2008
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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