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Uniform Title Archeologia. English.
Title Virtual archaeology : re-creating ancient worlds / editors, Maurizio Forte and Alberto Siliotti ; foreword, Colin Renfrew.

Imprint New York : H.N. Abrams, [1997]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  930.10285 V819 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Description 294 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Aerial photographs
Language Translation of: Archeologia: percorsi virtuali nelle civilitŕ scomparse.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 288) and index.
Contents Saharan rock art / Mauro Cremaschi -- Giza : the last wonder of the ancient world / Rainer Stadelmann -- Saqqara : from the past to the future / Maria Carmela Betrň. The tomb of Horemheb / Jacobus van Dijk. The pyramid of Pepy I / Audran Labrousse. The 'pyramid texts' and the computer / Isabelle Pierre -- Faiyum : restoration and virtual archaeology / Edda Bresciani. Medinet Madi : aerial photographs and photo-interpretation / Walter Ferri. A youthful face for Prince Wadji / Francesco Mallegni -- Karnak : a temple in a computer. The puzzle of the Talatat / Alberto Siliotti -- The royal cemeteries of Thebes. Nefertari and her tomb / Alberto Siliotti -- The adventure of Abu Simbel / Alberto Siliotti -- Çatal Hüyük : the origins of the city / Alberto Siliotti -- Discovering the ancient land of Magan / Serge Cleuziou -- Ebla : a rediscovered city / Paolo Matthiae. The monumental architecture of Ebla reborn on computer / Lorenzo Nigro. Philology and computers in the study of the Ebla texts / Paolo Matthiae -- Uruk : at the heart of the Sumerian empire / Serge Cleuziou -- Ur : the city of the flood / Serge Cleuziou -- Babylon: the 'gate of the gods' / Serge Cleuziou -- Susa : from site to museum / Annie Caubet -- Isernia : Europe's first human settlement / Carlo Peretto. Functional experimentation and analyses / Laura Longo, Carlo Peretto. Studying the animal bones from Isernia La Pineta / Patrizia Anconetani, Carlo Peretto -- The great megalithic monuments. The mysterious subterranean temples of Malta / Emiliana Petrioli -- Ötzi : the Ice man. A model of interdisciplinary research / Annaluisa Pedrotti -- Minoan Crete and the Phaistos disc / Louis Godart -- Cyclopean architecture of Mycenaean cities / Furio Durando.
Bologna : home of the Villanovans. The Villanovan hut / Maurizio Forte -- Amber and gold : the Etruscan trading centre of Verucchio. The bronzes / Maurizio Forte -- Princely Daunia. The funerary stelae / Maurizio Forte -- Entella : a long-lived fortress city / Riccardo Guglielmino [and others] The decrees of Entella / Giuseppe Nenci -- The acropolis of Athens / Furio Durando -- Delphi : the navel of the ancient world / Furio Durando -- Olympia : home of Zeus / Furio Durando -- The royal tombs of Macedonia. Macedonian funerary architecture / Furio Durando -- Rome's urban landscape. The 'house' of Romalus / Maurizio Forte -- Pompeii : the time-machine. The great eruption / Maurizio Forte -- Urban archaeology of the Indus Valley / Massimo Vidale -- Bronze Age cities in south-central Asia / Maurizio Cattani [and others] -- Bactria and Margiana in the Bronze Age. The digitized archaeological map. The excavation of Tahirbaj / Maurizio Cattani -- The Scythians : peoples of the steppes / Maurizio Cattani -- The age of jade. Archaeology in the Far East. Jade / Filippo Salviati -- The Shang dynasty : new discoveries -- Filippo Salviati -- Qin Shi Huangdi's terracotta army. The first emperor of China. The Great Wall. The secrets of the funerary tumulus / Filippo Salviati -- Museums and restoration / Filippo Salvati -- The archaeology of Mongolia. Beijing / Filippo Salvati -- Ancient Japan. Yoshinogari and the mythical kingdom of Yamatai. Computers and archaeology / Filippo Salviati -- Pueblo Bonito and the Anasazi Indians. The historical sources / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- Cahokia : an ancient North American city. The temple-platforms of Moundville / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan.
Teotihuacan : the city of the gods / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- Tikal : a jungle metropolis / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- Palenque and the mysterious pyramid. The Maya calendar. Maya dress / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- Copán: city of art / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- The discovery of Tenochtitlan's Great Temple / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- Deciphering the Aztec script / Joaquin Galarza -- The great Inca empire of the Andes. Artifacts of everyday life. Textile art. Agriculture / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- The mysterious Nazca lines. The cult of the dead / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan -- The Moche civilization. The tomb of the 'Lord of Sipan' / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan.
Summary "Takes advantage of astonishing new technology for visualizing ancient sites and buildings. A wealth of three-dimensional, high-definition computer reconstructions, along with hundreds of dazzling full-color maps, diagrams, and photographs, provide a startingly real sense of how significant archaeological sites around the world once looked."--Jacket.
Sites include: Giza, Saqqara, Thebes, Ebla, Uruk, Ur, Babylon, Susa, Isernia, Malta, Minoan Crete, Mycenaean cities, Bologna, Verucchio, Entella, Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Macedonia, Rome, Pompeii, the Indus Valley, South-Central Asia, Scythia, China, Mongolia, Japan, Teotihuacan, Tikal, Palenque, Copán, Tenochtitlan, the Andes, and others.
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Aerial photographs.
Extinct cities -- Aerial photographs.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Computer simulation.
Extinct cities -- Computer simulation.
Archaeology -- History.
Archaeology. (OCoLC)fst00812938
Excavations (Archaeology) (OCoLC)fst00917564
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Computer simulation. (OCoLC)fst00917569
Extinct cities. (OCoLC)fst00918959
Extinct cities -- Computer simulation. (OCoLC)fst00918960
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Aerial photographs. (OCoLC)fst01423684
Aerial photographs.
Added Author Forte, Maurizio, editor.
Siliotti, Alberto, editor.
Renfrew, Colin, 1937- writer of foreword.
ISBN 0810939436 (hardcover)
9780810939431 (hardcover)

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