The Resource The final sack of Nineveh : the discovery, documentation, and destruction of King Sennacherib's throne room at Nineveh, Iraq, John Malcolm Russell

The final sack of Nineveh : the discovery, documentation, and destruction of King Sennacherib's throne room at Nineveh, Iraq, John Malcolm Russell

Label
The final sack of Nineveh : the discovery, documentation, and destruction of King Sennacherib's throne room at Nineveh, Iraq
Title
The final sack of Nineveh
Title remainder
the discovery, documentation, and destruction of King Sennacherib's throne room at Nineveh, Iraq
Statement of responsibility
John Malcolm Russell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the "Palace without Rival" at Nineveh, the Assyrian King Sennacherib immortalised his 701 B.C. campaign against Jerusalem with a series of spectacular wall relief sculptures. Amazingly, when the palace was rediscovered twenty-five centuries later in 1847, the sculpture in the throne room areas remained largely intact. But today, air pollution, animal damage, vandalism, neglect, and - worst of all - looting for the international antiquities market by Iraq's own sanctions-striken people, have brought ruin to the palace. The splendour of Sennacherib's palace now survives only in this irreplaceable book
  • Art historian and archaeologist John Malcolm Russell, who in 1989 set about creating the only extensive photographic record of the palace architecture, sculptures, and inscriptions ever made, has preserved in pictures much that has since been lost. This book is not only a major contribution to the understanding of Assyrian palatial art and architecture, it is also the key to safeguarding the treasures of Sennacherib's palace and other ancient sites, for Russell proposes standards in archaeological excavation, documentation, and public policy that will help preserve cultural artifacts in an unstable world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russell, John Malcolm
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
DS70.5.N47
LC item number
R86 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palace of Sennacherib (Nineveh)
  • Sennachérib
  • Sanherib (Assyrien, König)
  • Palais de Sennachérib (Ninive)
  • Palace of Sennacherib (Nineveh)
  • Sculpture, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Sculpture assyro-babylonnienne
  • Antiquities
  • Sculpture, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Paleizen
  • Reliëfs
  • Sculpture assyro-babylonienne
  • Assyria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Ninive (ville ancienne)
  • Irak
  • Ninive
Label
The final sack of Nineveh : the discovery, documentation, and destruction of King Sennacherib's throne room at Nineveh, Iraq, John Malcolm Russell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Historiography. The Sources for this study. History of the excavations. Description of the documentation work -- 2. Sennacherib's throne-room suite. Architecture. Sculpture. Inscriptions -- 3. Patterns of destruction. Recommendations -- Catalogue of sculptures in Sennacherib's throne-room suite -- App. The Court H Colossus inscriptions
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780300074185
Lccn
98015067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38595461
  • (OCoLC)ocm38595461
Label
The final sack of Nineveh : the discovery, documentation, and destruction of King Sennacherib's throne room at Nineveh, Iraq, John Malcolm Russell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Historiography. The Sources for this study. History of the excavations. Description of the documentation work -- 2. Sennacherib's throne-room suite. Architecture. Sculpture. Inscriptions -- 3. Patterns of destruction. Recommendations -- Catalogue of sculptures in Sennacherib's throne-room suite -- App. The Court H Colossus inscriptions
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780300074185
Lccn
98015067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38595461
  • (OCoLC)ocm38595461

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