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A Political History of Mesopotamia in the Early Second Millennium BCE
This study of the political history of Mesopotamia – today’s Iraq and Syria – in the Old Babylonian period (ca. 2000-1600 BCE) is the first comprehensive historical synthesis of this kind published in English after many decades. Based on numerous written sources in Sumerian and Akkadian – royal inscriptions, letters, law collections, economic records, etc. – and on up-to-date research, it presents the region’s political history in a meticulous geographic and chronological manner. This allows the interested academic and non-academic reader an in-depth view into the scene of ancient Mesopotamia ruled by competing dynasties of West Semitic (Amorite) origin, with a complex web of political and tribal connections between them.
This lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive analysis of clothing in Late Period Egypt (750 to 332 BC) through a comparison of representations on reliefs, paintings, and statues to preserved textiles, and supplemented by references in ancient texts. It shows the historical evolution of clothing that extends far beyond the Late Period. The book reveals the influence of archaism and innovation, as well as how clothes reflect geography, ethnicity, and social roles. It provides some new criteria for dating and interpretation of representations through careful examination of changes in Egyptian fashion. The resulting work is of value to anyone studying dress in ancient Egypt and other areas of the ancient world.
History, Language, Religion and Culture.
Susa and Elam II: History, Language, Religion and Culture presents 16 contributions on various topics, all related to the history of Susa and Elam, both situated in the southwest of modern-day Iran. More specifically, the volume is the proceedings of an international conference held at the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) from 6 to 9 July 2015. There are four main sections (history, language, religion, and culture) containing articles by Belgian and internationally renowned researchers, as well as some young scholars, specialized in Susian and Elamite studies. The contributions cover various themes such as royal names, diplomatic history, Elamite weights, and socio-environmental history among others.
Ezekiel’s temple is presented as a vision. It just had to be displayed as a sign of hope for the exiled people. Therefore the exiles were not instructed to build this temple. It will be built in a distant future, than the temple will never again be defiled and the Glory of the Lord will return to His house for ever. The architecture of Ezekiel’s temple resembles in many respects Solomon’s temple and the ancient Near East style of building. The plan and architecture of Solomon’s and Ezekiel’s temple had a major influence on western architecture and urban design.
Since 1982, the Culture and History of the Ancient Near East series has become a primary forum for studying all aspects of ancient Near Eastern civilizations. Across a chronological and geographical swath, it covers religion, history, language, literature, thought, science, art and visual culture, and architecture. The series demands high scholarly standards and innovative approaches. It publishes monographs and collected volumes in English, French, and German.

The series published an average of six volumes per year over the last 5 years.
The Near East has witnessed several of the world's earliest major civilizations and is the cradle of its three great monotheistic religions. These civilizations are part of the cultural heritage of large parts of world population today and their vestiges still impres man.
The Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui, founded in 1947 , are concerned with the sources for our knowledge of these civilizations, both written, art historical and monumental-important single documents or related groups of these, and archaeological sites.
Geographically the series covers the entire Near East, including Egypt and Iran, chronologically the entire period preceding the rise if Islam.
As far as the types of books included are concerned, the series publishes text editions, translations, reports of the excavations of important sites, monographs on substantial subjects, thematic collections of articles, and handbooks. The Volumes contribute to scholarly research. Their accessibility is enhanced by a proper organization of the contents and, wherever appropriate, by indexes. They include introductions placing the subjects in the context of pertinent developments of the time, and of current research.
Text editions are as a ruleaccompanied by a translation on facing pages; translations are fully annotated; the introductions to both text editions and translations include full evaluations of the text concerned.
The Volumes are in English, occasionally in German or French.
Published in a quarto-size format to allow for illustrations, volumes in this series focus on archaeological and historical topics, either as monographs or as collections of essays.

The Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant series publishes volumes from the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East. Other series offered by Brill that publish volumes from the Museum include Harvard Semitic Studies and Harvard Semitic Monographs,
This monograph series is intended to present scholarly publications on topics related to the area of Gebel el-Silsila, and results from the ongoing scientific work there. It includes, but is not limited to, the fields of Egyptology, Archaeology, Classical history, Prehistory, Epigraphy, Osteology, Geology, etc. Invited topics include recent PhD dissertations; excavation reports; specialized studies in language, history and culture from Egyptian prehistory to the early Islamic period; conference proceedings; publications of scholarly archives; and historiographical works relating to Gebel el-Silsila and its neighbouring sites.
For the first time, this book presents the complete collection of Greek inscriptions of Gebel el-Silsila East – Ancient Egypt’s largest and most important sandstone quarry, including lists of names and professions of individuals involved in the quarry expeditions. The inscriptions are described, illustrated and analysed and placed within their archaeological context based on careful documentation in situ with up-to-date methodology. The work makes substantial contributions in the form of novel and improved readings and interpretations of known texts and of the new publication of texts discovered through the fieldwork. It is the first volume of three dealing with Graeco-Roman inscriptions on the east bank, with the following two volumes to cover the demotic texts and quarry marks respectively.
from the Middle Bronze Age to the Crusader Period
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In this volume, Aaron Brody and Michal Artzy offer the first in-depth analysis from excavations at Tel Akko. The most prominent harbor city on the northern coast of the southern Levant, the city was a nexus between the sea routes of the eastern Mediterranean and the overland networks of its hinterland.

Stratigraphy, architecture, and material culture from the site’s Area H are presented, along with studies by Jennie Ebeling, Jeffrey Rose, and Edward Maher on stone artifacts and animal bones from burials. The volume presents Middle Bronze IIA rampart materials and MB IIB-IIC burials; transitional end of Late Bronze-beginning of Iron I finds; and southern Phoenician ceramics.

The Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant series publishes volumes from the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East. Other series offered by Brill that publish volumes from the Museum include Harvard Semitic Studies and Harvard Semitic Monographs,