Ancient Italy: Splendors of the Archaelogical Sites and the Art Masterpieces of the Past pdf epub fb2

Ancient Italy: Splendors of the Archaelogical Sites and the Art Masterpieces of the Past by Furio Durando pdf epub fb2

Ancient Italy: Splendors of the Archaelogical Sites and the Art Masterpieces of the Past Author: Furio Durando
Title: Ancient Italy: Splendors of the Archaelogical Sites and the Art Masterpieces of the Past
ISBN: 0760725624
ISBN13: 978-0760725627
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Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (2000)
Language: English
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Size PDF version: 1710 kb
Size EPUB version: 1573 kb
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The extensive variety and importance of Italy's archaeological heritage are known worldwide. Research by specialists, lovers of antiquity, and students, as well as the curiosity of millions of tourists from all over the globe are evidence of the fascination with the vestiges of the cultures and civilizations that marked the ancient history of Italy - Neolithic peoples, the Greeks, the Etruscans, the Romans and the Holy Roman Empire. The archaeological ruins and objects they left behind have been a permanent source of appeal to artists, writers and scholars during the Renaissance, the age of the Grand Tour, the period of heroic archaelology in the 19th century, and modern scientific archaeologists. As a result, this volume was compiled, a major work dedicated to the Italy of the past, with high-quality photographs and a scientifically accurate text that would be both entertaining and informative. It was not easy to select the places, monuments and finds featured in this book from the immense choices of cultures, civilizations, epochs and contexts available from six millennia of history. The sheer abundance of material would tempt any editor to try to include everything. This collection includes dozens of significant archaeological sites, both famous and relatively known, that will even appeal to the lay reader. The texts have been written by young Italian archaeologists with the collaboration and supervision of Furio Durando, an archeologist and art history lecturer. He has also written Ancient Greece and contributed to several chapters of Splendors of the Lost Civilizations and Great Treasures of the World.