American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts

American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS. Summary Of Recent Discoveries And Investigations. PAGE. I FAGS. - FAGB. AFRICA (CENTRAL), 2M CHINA, 256 ITALY, 272 ALGERIA, 255 CRETE, 270 SICILY, 293 ASIA MINOR, 256 EGYPT, 253 SPAIN, 821 CAMBODIA, 256 FRANCE, 309 NOTES FROM THE ORIENTAL CONGRESS. At the Ninth International Congress of Orientalists in London, Prof. Sayce in his address before the Assyrian and Babylonian section dwelt upon the importance of the information contained in the Tel el-Amarna tablet. He referred also to the significance of Mr. Petrie's discoveries at Tel el-Hesy, and their connection with the Tel el-Amarna tablet. He pointed out that this tablet was found on the last day on which excavations were possible, and that it was undoubtedly but the first leaf from the Palestinian libraries which must, under future excavations, come into our possession. Those libraries would doubtless consist largely of letters, but he expressed a belief that there might be some important finds in the shape of dictionaries and perhaps geographical or historical works. He closed with the following remarks: qThe importance of this tablet lies more in what it implies than in what it actually contains. It is a proof that Mr. Bliss has found his way to the entrance of the archive chamber of the Amorite city of Lachish, and that before long the collection of tablets that were stored in it may be in our hands. The existence of these archive chambers in Canaan would explain strong Babylonian coloring, not only of the cosmogony and mythology of Phoenicia, but also of the earlier chapters of Genesis. It would be no longer necessary to suppose, as has been somewhat the fashion of late years, that the close similarity of the Biblical account of the deluge was due to Jewish in...This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1893. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS.


Title:American Journal of Archaeology and of the History of the Fine Arts
Author: Archaeological Institute of America, General Books
Publisher:General Books - 2010-03
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