"Great Moments in Greek Archaeology" by . Petrakos

Great Moments in Greek Archaeology . Petrakos

Series:
BIBLIOTHECA PAEDIATRICA REF KARGER
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
07 Feb 2008
ISBN:
9780892369102
Imprint:
J Paul Getty Trust Publications,US
Dimensions:
384 pages: 329 x 256 x 34mm
Illustrations:
650 full-colour illustrations throughout

This beautifully illustrated book offers a wide-ranging, yet detailed overview of the greatest archaeological sites and discoveries from ancient Greece - with contributions from both those who have excavated the sites and scholars who have spent a lifetime studying the monuments."Great Moments in Greek Archaeology" explores the legendary sites of ancient Greece, including the Athenian Acropolis, Olympia, and the Athenian Agora; the most iconic sculptures in the Greek world, such as the Aphrodite of Melos and the Nike of Samothrace; as well as several fascinating chapters on underwater archaeology of the Kyrenia and Uluburun shipwrecks and the astonishing bronze masterpieces raised from the sea.This is the first book to bring together the archaeological legacy of ancient Greece in a concise and accessible way while still preserving the excitement of discovery.

Panos Valavanis is an associate professor of archaeology at the University of Athens and the author of Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece.