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Virtual archaeology : re-creating ancient worlds

Author: Maurizio Forte; Alberto Siliotti
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, [1997]
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"Takes advantage of astonishing new technology for visualizing ancient sites and buildings. A wealth of three-dimensional, high-definition computer reconstructions, along with hundreds of dazzling full-color maps, diagrams, and photographs, provide a startingly real sense of how significant archaeological sites around the world once looked."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Archeologia. English.
Virtual archaeology.
New York : H.N. Abrams, [1997]
(OCoLC)654170611
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maurizio Forte; Alberto Siliotti
ISBN: 0810939436 9780810939431
OCLC Number: 35646472
Language Note: Translation of: Archeologia: percorsi virtuali nelle civilità scomparse.
Description: 294 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Contents: Saharan rock art / Mauro Cremaschi --
Giza : the last wonder of the ancient world / Rainer Stadelmann --
Saqqara : from the past to the future / Maria Carmela Betrò. The tomb of Horemheb / Jacobus van Dijk. The pyramid of Pepy I / Audran Labrousse. The 'pyramid texts' and the computer / Isabelle Pierre --
Faiyum : restoration and virtual archaeology / Edda Bresciani. Medinet Madi : aerial photographs and photo-interpretation / Walter Ferri. A youthful face for Prince Wadji / Francesco Mallegni --
Karnak : a temple in a computer. The puzzle of the Talatat / Alberto Siliotti --
The royal cemeteries of Thebes. Nefertari and her tomb / Alberto Siliotti --
The adventure of Abu Simbel / Alberto Siliotti --
Çatal Hüyük : the origins of the city / Alberto Siliotti --
Discovering the ancient land of Magan / Serge Cleuziou --
Ebla : a rediscovered city / Paolo Matthiae. The monumental architecture of Ebla reborn on computer / Lorenzo Nigro. Philology and computers in the study of the Ebla texts / Paolo Matthiae --
Uruk : at the heart of the Sumerian empire / Serge Cleuziou --
Ur : the city of the flood / Serge Cleuziou --
Babylon: the 'gate of the gods' / Serge Cleuziou --
Susa : from site to museum / Annie Caubet --
Isernia : Europe's first human settlement / Carlo Peretto. Functional experimentation and analyses / Laura Longo, Carlo Peretto. Studying the animal bones from Isernia La Pineta / Patrizia Anconetani, Carlo Peretto --
The great megalithic monuments. The mysterious subterranean temples of Malta / Emiliana Petrioli --
Ötzi : the Ice man. A model of interdisciplinary research / Annaluisa Pedrotti --
Minoan Crete and the Phaistos disc / Louis Godart --
Cyclopean architecture of Mycenaean cities / Furio Durando --
Bologna : home of the Villanovans. The Villanovan hut / Maurizio Forte --
Amber and gold : the Etruscan trading centre of Verucchio. The bronzes / Maurizio Forte --
Princely Daunia. The funerary stelae / Maurizio Forte --
Entella : a long-lived fortress city / Riccardo Guglielmino ... [et al.] The decrees of Entella / Giuseppe Nenci --
The acropolis of Athens / Furio Durando --
Delphi : the navel of the ancient world / Furio Durando --
Olympia : home of Zeus / Furio Durando --
The royal tombs of Macedonia. Macedonian funerary architecture / Furio Durando --
Rome's urban landscape. The 'house' of Romalus / Maurizio Forte --
Pompeii : the time-machine. The great eruption / Maurizio Forte --
Urban archaeology of the Indus Valley / Massimo Vidale --
Bronze Age cities in south-central Asia / Maurizio Cattani ... [et al.] --
Bactria and Margiana in the Bronze Age. The digitized archaeological map. The excavation of Tahirbaj / Maurizio Cattani --
The Scythians : peoples of the steppes / Maurizio Cattani --
The age of jade. Archaeology in the Far East. Jade / Filippo Salviati --
The Shang dynasty : new discoveries --
Filippo Salviati --
Qin Shi Huangdi's terracotta army. The first emperor of China. The Great Wall. The secrets of the funerary tumulus / Filippo Salviati --
Museums and restoration / Filippo Salvati --
The archaeology of Mongolia. Beijing / Filippo Salvati --
Ancient Japan. Yoshinogari and the mythical kingdom of Yamatai. Computers and archaeology / Filippo Salviati --
Pueblo Bonito and the Anasazi Indians. The historical sources / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
Cahokia : an ancient North American city. The temple-platforms of Moundville / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
Teotihuacan : the city of the gods / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
Tikal : a jungle metropolis / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
Palenque and the mysterious pyramid. The Maya calendar. Maya dress / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
Copán: city of art / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
The discovery of Tenochtitlan's Great Temple / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
Deciphering the Aztec script / Joaquin Galarza --
The great Inca empire of the Andes. Artifacts of everyday life. Textile art. Agriculture / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
The mysterious Nazca lines. The cult of the dead / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan --
The Moche civilization. The tomb of the 'Lord of Sipan' / Daniel Lévine, Isabelle Tisserand-Gadan.
Other Titles: Archeologia.
Responsibility: editors, Maurizio Forte and Alberto Siliotti ; foreword, Colin Renfrew.
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Abstract:

"Takes advantage of astonishing new technology for visualizing ancient sites and buildings. A wealth of three-dimensional, high-definition computer reconstructions, along with hundreds of dazzling full-color maps, diagrams, and photographs, provide a startingly real sense of how significant archaeological sites around the world once looked."--Jacket.

Sites include: Giza, Saqqara, Thebes, Ebla, Uruk, Ur, Babylon, Susa, Isernia, Malta, Minoan Crete, Mycenaean cities, Bologna, Verucchio, Entella, Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Macedonia, Rome, Pompeii, the Indus Valley, South-Central Asia, Scythia, China, Mongolia, Japan, Teotihuacan, Tikal, Palenque, Copán, Tenochtitlan, the Andes, and others.

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