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The past from above : aerial photographs of archaeological sites

Author: Georg Gerster; Ch Trümpler; Ruhrlandmuseum Essen.; J. Paul Getty Museum.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.
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Catalog for an exhibition at the Ruhrlandmuseum in Essen, honoring Georg Gerster for over 40 years of aerial photography of archaeological sites around the world.
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Genre/Form: Exhibitions
Expositions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gerster, Georg, 1928-
Past from above.
Los Angeles, CA : J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005
(OCoLC)607587520
Named Person: Georg Gerster; Georg Gerster
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georg Gerster; Ch Trümpler; Ruhrlandmuseum Essen.; J. Paul Getty Museum.
ISBN: 0892368179 9780892368174 3829600941 9783829600941 9780892368754 0892368756
OCLC Number: 60721156
Notes: Translation of: Flug in die Vergangenheit : archäologisches Stätten der Menschheit in Flugbildern.
Catalog for an exhibition at the Ruhrlandmuseum in Essen, honoring Georg Gerster for over 40 years of aerial photography of archaeological sites around the world.
Description: 415 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Aerial photography in archaeology and its pioneers / Charlotte Trümpler --
From the private log of an aerial photographer / Georg Gerster --
Culture and nature: archaeological sites in the landscape --
Villages and towns: settlement types --
Living in the lap of luxury: palaces and royal residences --
Seeing and being seen: festival sites and places of assembly --
For safety's sake: fortifications and bulwarks --
Frontier walls to keep people out (and in): Limes/Pursuing politics by other means: battlefields --
Building for eternity: graves and cemeteries --
The homes of the gods: sacred sites --
Mysterious grandeur: monumental geoglyphs --
Gifts of the earth: water, land, mineral resources --
The curse and frustration of archaeologists: looting --
At the last moment: sites lost and saved --
Pharaoh is moving / Georg Gerster.
Other Titles: Flug in die Vergangenheit.
Responsibility: Georg Gerster ; edited by Charlotte Trümpler ; [translation by Stewart Spencer].
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Catalog for an exhibition at the Ruhrlandmuseum in Essen, honoring Georg Gerster for over 40 years of aerial photography of archaeological sites around the world.

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