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Anatolia and the Caucasus






Bienkowski P & Millard A (ed), British Museum Dictionary of the Ancient Near East, London, 2000

Collon D, First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East, London, 1987

Collon D, Near Eastern Seals (Interpreting the Past), London, 1990

Collins, P, From Egypt to Babylon: the international age 1550-500 BC, London 2008

Collins, P, Assyrian palace sculptures, 2008

Finkel I L and Taylor J, Cuneiform, London, 2015

Lloyd S, Mounds of the Near East, Edinburgh, 1963

Matthews, R, The Archaeology of Mesopotamia : theories and approaches, 2003

Oates D and J, The Rise of Civilization (The Making of the Past), Oxford, 1976

Postgate N, The First Empires (The Making of the Past), Oxford, 1977

Pritchard J B, The Ancient Near East in Pictures Relating to the Old Testament, Princeton, 1954

Van de Mieroop, M, A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC, 2004


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Anatolia and the Caucasus

Azarpay G, Urartian art and artifacts: a chronological study, Berkeley & Los Angeles, 1968

Bryce, T, The kingdom of the Hittites, 2005

Gurney O R, The Hittites, Harmondsworth, 1952

Joukowsky M S, Early Turkey: An Introduction to the Archaeology of Anatolia from Prehistory Through the Lydian Period, Dubuque, 1996

Lloyd S, Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History of Anatolia, London, 1989

Lloyd S, Ancient Anatolia, London, 1989

Piotrovskii B B, The Ancient Civilisation of Urartu, London, 1969

Yakar J, The Later Prehistory of Anatolia: The Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age, Oxford, 1985


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Doe B, Southern Arabia, London, 1971

Hoyland, R, Arabia and the Arabs: from the Bronze Age to the coming of Islam, 2001

Potts D T, The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity, Oxford, 1990

Winnett F V & Reed W L, Ancient Records from North Arabia, Toronto, 1970

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Curtis J E, Ancient Persia, London, 1989 (2nd edition, 2000)

Curtis J E, The Cyrus cylinder and ancient Persia: a new beginning for the Middle East, 2013

Curtis J E (ed), Early Mesopotamia and Iran: Contact and Conflict c.3500BC - 1600BC, London, 1993

Dalton O M, The treasure of the Oxus with other examples of early oriental metal-work; Third edition, London, 1964

Dandamaev M A & Lukonin V G, The Cultural and Social Institutions of Ancient Iran, Cambridge, 1989

Finkel, I, The Cyrus cylinder : the King of Persia's proclamation from ancient Babylon, 2013

Frye R N, The History of Ancient Iran, Munich, 1984

Ghirshman R, Iran from the Earliest Times to the Islamic Conquest, Harmondsworth, 1954

Ghirshman R, The Art of Ancient Iran from its Origins to the Time of Alexander the Great, London, 1964

Ghirshman R, Persian Art: The Parthian and Sassanian Dynasties; 249 BC-AD 651, London, 1962

Herrmann G, The Iranian Revival (The Making of the Past), Oxford, 1977

Matheson S A, Persia: An Archaeological Guide, London, 1972

Porada E, Ancient Iran: The Art of Pre-Islamic Times, London, 1965

Wulff H E, The traditional crafts of Persia, Cambridge; Mass, 1966

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Adams, R B (ed) Jordan: An Archaeological Reader, London, 2008

Aharoni Y, The Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, London: SCM Press, 1982

Aharoni Y, The Land of the Bible: A Historical Geography, Philadelphia: Westminster, 1979, (2nd revised edition)

Akkermans, M M G & Schwartz, G M. The Archaeology of Syria: From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c.16,000-300 BC), Cambridge, 2003

Albright W F, The Archaeology of Palestine, London: Penguin, 1963

Amiran R, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land, Jerusalem: Masada Press, 1969

Baly D & Tushingham A D, Atlas of the Biblical World, New York: World Publishing Company, 1971

Ben-Tor A (ed), The Archaeology of Ancient Israel, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993

Bienkowski P (ed), The Art of Jordan, Stroud: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1991

Connolly P, Living in the Time of Jesus of Nazareth, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983

Dever W G, Recent Archaeological Discoveries and Biblical Research, London: University of Washington Press, 1990

Dothan M and Dothan T, People of the Sea: the Search for the Philistines, New York: Macmillan, 1992

Glueck N, Rivers in the Desert, New York: Farrar, Strauss and Cudahy, 1959

Gubel, E The Levant: History and Archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean, 2001

Hodder I, Reading the Past, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986

Kenyon K M, Archaeology in the Holy Land, London: Ernest Benn, 1960

Klengel H, Syria 3000 to 300 BC: A Handbook of Political History, Berlin, 1991

Levy, T L Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land, New York, 1998

Levy, T E & Higham, T (eds) The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science, London, 2005

Markoe G, Phoenicians, 2000

Mitchell T C, The Bible in the British Museum: Interpreting the Evidence, London, 1972

Moorey P R S, Biblical Lands (The Making of the Past), Oxford, 1975

Silberman N A, Digging for Gold and Country, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982

Steiner, M L & Killebrew, A E (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BC, Oxford, 2014

Torczyner H et al, Lachish I; The Lachish Letters, London, 1938

Tubb J N (ed), Palestine in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Papers in Honour of Olga Tufnell, London, 1985

Tubb, J N Canaanites, London, 1998

Tubb J N & Chapman R L, Archaeology and the Bible, London, 1990

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Black J et al., The Literature of Ancient Sumer, 2004

Crawford H (ed), The Sumerian world, 2013

Curtis J E (ed), Early Mesopotamia and Iran: Contact and Conflict c.3500BC - 1600BC, London, 1993

Curtis J E & Reade J E (eds.), Art and empire: treasures from Assyria in the British Museum, London, 1995

Foster B, Before the muses: an anthology of Akkadian literature, 1993

Kramer S N, The Sumerians, Chicago, 1963

Leick G, The Babylonian world, 2007

Matthews R, The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: theories and approaches, Routledge, 2003.

Moortgat A, The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia, London, 1969

Oates D and J Oates, Nimrud: an Assyrian imperial city revealed, 2001

Oates J, Babylon, 1979

Paley S M, King of the world: Ashur-nasir-pal II of Assyria 883-859 B.C, New York, 1976

Postgate J N, Early Mesopotamia: Society and Economy at the dawn of History, London, 1992

Reade J E, Assyrian Sculpture, London, 1983

Reade J E, Mesopotamia, London, 1991 (reprinted 1998)

Roaf M, Cultural atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, Oxford, 1990

Roux G, Ancient Iraq, Harmondsworth, 1966


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