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Travels and Discoveries in the Levant 2 Volume Set

Travels and Discoveries in the Levant 2 Volume Set
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108017442

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About the Authors
  • C. T. Newton (1816–1894) was a British archaeologist whose great interest was in Greek and Roman artefacts. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford, before joining the British Museum as an assistant in the Antiquities Department. Newton left the Museum in 1852 to explore the coasts and islands of Asia Minor, returning in 1861 as Keeper of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. First published in 1865, these volumes contain an account of his travels and archaeological investigations around the Aegean and the coast of Turkey between 1852 and 1859. Using a series of letters written during his travels, Newton describes his archaeological discoveries together with valuable observations on contemporary Greek and Turkish culture. He also provides an account of his discovery and excavation of the tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108017442
    • length: 763 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 324 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.33kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 11 colour illus. 9 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Introduction
    1. Departure from England
    2. Athens
    3. Constantinople
    4. Description of Mytilene
    5. The Archbishop of Mytilene
    6. A Turkish Mejlis
    7. A Levantine steamer
    8. Eresos
    9. Arrival of Mr. J. E. Blunt
    10. Arrival of Ali Nehad Effendi
    11. Visit to Salonica and the Troad
    12. First impressions of Rhodes
    13. Ancient Rhodes
    14. Visit to Monastery of Zambika
    15. My muleteer Panga
    16. A cruise with Mr. Finlay to Scio
    17. Tour in Rhodes
    18. Visit to Cos in the Sampson
    19. Arrival of Lord Carlisle in the Firebrand
    20. Preparations for war with Russia
    21. Trianda
    22. Return to Turkey via Athens
    23. A Cruise to Tenedos with Ismael Pasha
    24. The Courban Bairam
    25. Departure for Calymnos
    26. Rhodes
    27. Calymniote divers
    28. Excavations on an Acropolis
    29. Manoli the Cassiote
    Notes. Volume 2:
    30. Recruiting for Land Transport Corps
    31. Visit to Ayasso and Plumari
    32. Taking of Sebastopol
    33. Visit to Constantinople
    34. Cruise in the Medusa
    35. Castle at Budrum
    36. Arrival of the Gorgon at Budrum
    37. Discovery of Roman mosaic pavements in Field of Hadji Captan
    38. Discovery of the site of the Mausoleum
    39. Turkish wrestlers
    40. Further excavations on site of Mausoleum
    41. Discovery of Eastern peribolos wall
    42. Visit to Branchidae
    43. Establishment at Cnidus
    44. Description of the site of Cnidus
    45. Final excavations on site of Mausoleum
    46. Discovery of colossal lion near Cnidus
    47. Description of the Doric tomb
    48. Second visit to Branchidae
    49. Temple of Venus
    50. Triopion promontory
    51. Eastern necropolis
    52. Return of Lieut. Smith
    52. Visit of H. R. H. Prince Alfred to Cnidus and Budrum in the Euryalus

  • Author

    Charles Thomas Newton

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