The Gordion Wooden Objects Volume 1 The Furniture from Tumulus MM

2003 “The Conservation of the Wooden Objects from Gordion, Turkey: Methods for the Treatment of Dry Archaeological Wood ... The Furniture and Wooden Artifacts from Tumulus P, Tumulus W, and the City Mound. ... 1993 “Table 1, Tumulus MM.

The Gordion Wooden Objects  Volume 1 The Furniture from Tumulus MM

Volume I of The Gordion Wooden Objects is a study of fifteen pieces of furniture from the largest tomb at Gordion (Tumulus MM), Turkey. These spectacular works date to the eighth century BC and are among the most important wooden finds excavated from the ancient Near East.

The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion Royal City of Midas

The Gordion Wooden Objects. Volume 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM. Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 32. Leiden: Brill. Simpson, Elizabeth, and Krysia Spirydowicz. 1999. Gordion Wooden Furniture / Gordion Ahşap Eserler: The ...

The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion  Royal City of Midas

Some of the most dramatic new discoveries in Asia Minor have been made at Gordion, the Phrygian capital that controlled much of central Asia Minor for close to two centuries. The most famous ruler of the kingdom was Midas, who regularly negotiated with Greeks in the west and Assyrians in the east during his reign. Excavations have been conducted at Gordion over the course of the last 60 years, all under the auspices of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In spite of the economic and political importance of Gordion and the Phrygians, the site is consistently omitted from courses in Old World archaeology, primarily because Gordion lies too far to the west for many Near Eastern archaeologists, and too far to the east for classical archaeologists. Moreover, there is no book that offers a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the material culture of Gordion during the Phrygian period, a gap that will be filled by this volume. The chapters cover all aspects of Gordion's Phrygian settlement topography from the arrival of the Phrygians in the tenth century B.C. through the arrival of Alexander the Great in 333 B.C., focusing on the site's changing topography and the consistently fluctuating interaction between the inhabitants and the landscape. A reexamination of the material culture of Phrygian Gordion is particularly timely, given the dramatic recent changes in the site's chronology, wherein the dates of many discoveries have changed by as much as a century. The authors are among the leading experts in Near Eastern archaeology, historic preservation, paleobotany, and ancient furniture, and their articles highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Gordion project. A significant component of the book is a new color phase plan of the site that succinctly presents the topography in diachronic perspective.

The Golden Age of King Midas

The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM. Leiden: Brill, 2010. Simpson, Elizabeth, and Krysia Spirydowicz. Gordion Wooden Furniture: The Study, Conservation and Reconstruction of the Furniture and Wooden ...

The Golden Age of King Midas

Gordion is frequently remembered as the location of an intricate knot ultimately cut by Alexander, but in antiquity it served as the center of the Phrygian kingdom that ruled much of Asia Minor during the early millennium B.C.E. The site lies approximately seventy kilometers southeast of Ankara in central Turkey, at the intersection of the great empires of the East (Assyrians, Babylonians, and Hittites) and the West (Greeks and Romans). Consequently, it occupied a strategic position on nearly all trade routes that linked the Mediterranean and the Near East. The University of Pennsylvania has been excavating at Gordion since 1950, unearthing a wide range of discoveries that span nearly four millennia. The vast majority of these artifacts attests to the city's interactions with the other great kingdoms and city states of the Near East during the Iron Age and Archaic periods (ca. 950-540 B.C.E.), especially Assyria, Urartu, Persia, Lydia, Greece, and the Neo-Hittite city-states of North Syria, among others. Gordion is thus the ideal centerpiece of an exhibition dealing with Anatolia and its neighbors during the first millennium B.C.E. Through a special agreement signed between the Republic of Turkey and the University of Pennsylvania, Turkey has loaned the Penn Museum more than one hundred artifacts gathered from four museums in Turkey (Ankara, Gordion, Istanbul, and Antalya) for an exhibition titled The Golden Age of King Midas. The exhibition features most of the material recovered in Tumulus MM, or the "Midas Mound" (ca. 740 B.C.E.), which was the burial site of King Midas's father, as well as a number of objects found in a series of Lydian tombs. The Turkish loan has made possible a uniquely comprehensive and elaborate exhibition that also features a disparate group of rarely seen objects from the Penn Museum's own collections, particularly from sites in the Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Greece. With the historic King Midas (ca. 740-700 B.C.E.) as its guiding theme, the exhibition illuminates the relationships Phrygia maintained with Lydia, Persia, Assyria, and Greece. The accompanying catalog includes full-color illustrations and essays that expound on the sites and objects of the exhibition.

The Adventure of the Illustrious Scholar

2007 “Gordion Furniture Project Preliminary Report 2007.” Gordion Furniture Project Archives. 2010 The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 2013 “An Early Anatolian Ivory Chair: The ...

The Adventure of the Illustrious Scholar

The Adventure of the Illustrious Scholar: Papers Presented to Oscar White Muscarella, edited by Elizabeth Simpson, celebrates the career of one of the foremost archaeologists of the ancient Near East. Forty-seven major scholars contribute to this unusual and important volume.

Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion

Gordion Special Studies 8 John M. Marston ... by Past Societies, Based on the Analysis and Interpretation of Archaeological Wood Charcoal Macro-Fossils. ... In The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM, ed.

Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion

This book publishes the results of 220 botanical samples from the 1993-2002 Gordion excavations directed by Mary Voigt. Together with Naomi Miller's 2010 volume (Gordion Special Studies 5), this book completes the publication of botanical samples from Voigt's excavations. The book aims to reconstruct agricultural decision making using archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Gordion to describe environmental and agricultural changes at the site. John M. Marston argues that different political and economic systems implemented over time at Gordion resulted in patterns of agricultural decision making that were well adapted to the social setting of farmers in each period, but that these practices had divergent environmental impacts, with some regimes sponsoring sustainable agricultural practices and others leading to significant environmental change. The implications of this book are twofold: Gordion will now be one of the best published agricultural datasets from the entire Near East and, thus, serve as a valuable comparable dataset for regional synthesis of agricultural and environmental change, and the methods the author developed to reconstruct agricultural change at Gordion serves as tools to engage questions about the relationship between social and environmental change at sites worldwide. Other books address similar themes but none in the Near East address these themes in diachronic perspective such as we have at Gordion. University Museum Monograph, 145

Ancient Gordion

Archaeometry 42(1):43–60. Simpson, Elizabeth 2010 The Furniture from Tumulus MM Culture and History of the Ancient Near East 32 The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1. 2 vols. Brill, Leiden. Simpson, Elizabeth and Krysia Spirydowicz 1999 ...

Ancient Gordion

Explores the formation of power during secondary polity formation by integrating multifaceted ceramic and material analyses of Gordion.

Tumulus as Sema

I was not able to check Simpson, E. (2001), The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1. The Furniture from Tumulus MM, Leiden-Boston. I am thinking of vases similar to the bowls collected by Sciacca 2005. Some Lydian monuments recently ...

Tumulus as Sema

Tumuli were the most widespread form of monumental tombs in the ancient world. Their impact on landscape, their allurement as well as their symbolic reference to a glorious past can still be felt today. The need of supra-regional and cross-disciplinary examination of this unique phenomenon led to the organisation of an international conference in Istanbul in 2009. The proceedings of TumulIstanbul revolve around the question of the symbolic significance of burial mounds in the 1st millennium BC in the Eastern Mediterranean and Black-Sea regions, also providing further insight into their Kurgan neighbours from Eurasia.

Sons and Descendants

32/1. 33. Homan, M.M., To Your Tents, O Israel! The Terminology, Function, Form, and Symbolism of Tents in the Hebrew Bible and ... ISBN 978 900415282 3 Simpson, E., The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM.

Sons and Descendants

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) is an international, peer-reviewed journal that features multidisciplinary scholarship on intersections between visual culture studies and the study of Asian diasporas across the Americas. Perspectives on and from North, Central and South America, as well as the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean are presented in order to encourage a hemispheric transnational approach to diverse visual cultures. Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas is published by Brill (Leiden/Boston) in affiliation with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University (New York) and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University (Montreal).

The Debate Between a Man and His Soul

32/1. 33. Homan, M.M., To Your Tents, O Israel! The Terminology, Function, Form, and Symbolism of Tents in the Hebrew Bible and ... ISBN 978 900415282 3 Simpson, E., The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM.

The Debate Between a Man and His Soul

This book is a new study of one of the masterpieces of ancient Egyptian literature, offering new readings and translations, along with an analysis of the text’s grammar and versification, and a complete philological apparatus.

Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re created

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Sams, G. K. 1977. Beer in the city of Midas. Archaeology 30:108–115. Simpson, E. 2011. The Gordion Wooden Objects. Vol. 1: The Furniture from Tumulus MM.

Ancient Brews  Rediscovered and Re created

One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year about Food A Forbes Best Booze Book of the Year Interweaving archaeology and science, Patrick E. McGovern tells the enthralling story of the world’s oldest alcoholic beverages and the cultures that created them. Humans invented heady concoctions, experimenting with fruits, honey, cereals, tree resins, botanicals, and more. These “liquid time capsules” carried social, medicinal, and religious significance with far-reaching consequences for our species. McGovern describes nine extreme fermented beverages of our ancestors, including the Midas Touch from Turkey and the 9000-year-old Chateau Jiahu from Neolithic China, the earliest chemically identified alcoholic drink yet discovered. For the adventuresome, homebrew interpretations of the ancient drinks are provided, with matching meal recipes.

Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post Biblical Antiquity

Complete in One Volume, A-Z Edwin M. Yamauchi, Marvin R. Wilson ... M. Gagarin and E. Fantham (2010), III.252–55; E. Simpson, The Furniture from Tumulus MM I: The Gordion Wooden Objects (2010); E. Simpson, “Furniture in Western Asia ...

Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post Biblical Antiquity

The Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical & Post-Biblical Antiquity is a unique reference work that provides background cultural and technical information on the world of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament from 4000 BC to approximately AD 600. Also available as a 4-volume set (ISBN 9781619708617), this complete one-volume edition covers topics from A-Z. This dictionary casts light on the culture, technology, history, and politics of the periods of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Written and edited by a world-class historian and a highly respected biblical scholar, with contributions by many others, this unique reference work explains details of domestic life, technology, culture, laws, and religious practices, with extensive bibliographic material for further exploration. There are 115 articles ranging from 5-20 pages long. Scholars, pastors, and students (and their teachers) will find this to be a useful resource for biblical study, exegesis, and sermon preparation. This is not your standard Bible dictionary, but one that focuses on aspects of daily life in Bible times, addressing interesting and sometimes puzzling topics that are often overlooked in other encyclopedias. I highly recommend the Dictionary of Daily Life in Biblical and Post-Biblical Antiquity and will be giving it shout-outs in my classes in the years to come. James K. Hoffmeier, Professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern Archaeology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School This wonderful resource is much more than a dictionary. It is a compendium of substantive essays on numerous facets of daily life in the ancient world. I am frequently asked by pastors and students for recommendations on books that illuminate the manners, customs, and cultural practices of the biblical world. Now I have the ideal set of books to recommend. Clinton E. Arnold, Dean and Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University

Art Biology and Conservation

Condition of the Wood Many of the wooden objects were well preserved inside the tomb chambers, which had been ... about the wooden objects from Tumulus W, P, and MM was published posthumously by Young in the first volume of the Gordion ...

Art  Biology  and Conservation

Despite the perception that artworks are timeless and unchanging, they are actually subject to biological attack from a variety of sources--from bacteria to fungi to insects. This groundbreaking volume, which publishes the proceedings of a conference held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2002, explores how the development of these organisms can be arrested while preserving both the work of art and the health of the conservator.The richly illustrated text, containing the writings of over 40 scientists and conservators, is divided into sections on stone and mural paintings, paper, textiles, wood and archaeological materials, treatment and prevention, and special topics. The artworks and cultural properties discussed include, among many others, Paleolithic cave paintings, Tiffany drawings, huts built by early Antarctic explorers, and a collection of toothbrushes taken from Auschwitz victims.

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire 2 Volume Set

Persepolis 1 (Oriental Institute Publications 69). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Shahbazi, S. (2004). ... The Furniture from Tumulus MM. The Gordion Wooden Objects. Leiden, Boston: Brill. Stapleton, C. (2011).

A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire  2 Volume Set

A COMPANION TO THE ACHAEMENID PERSIAN EMPIRE A comprehensive review of the political, cultural, social, economic and religious history of the Achaemenid Empirem Often called the first world empire, the Achaemenid Empire is rooted in older Near Eastern traditions. A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire offers a perspective in which the history of the empire is embedded in the preceding and subsequent epochs. In this way, the traditions that shaped the Achaemenid Empire become as visible as the powerful impact it had on further historical development. But the work does not only break new ground in this respect, but also in the fact that, in addition to written testimonies of all kinds, it also considers material tradition as an equal factor in historical reconstruction. This comprehensive two-volume set features contributions by internationally-recognized experts that offer balanced coverage of the whole of the empire from Anatolia and Egypt across western Asia to northern India and Central Asia. Comprehensive in scope, the Companion provides readers with a panoramic view of the diversity, richness, and complexity of the Achaemenid Empire, dealing with all the many aspects of history, event history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion, illustrating the multifaceted nature of the first true empire. A unique historical account presented in its multiregional dimensions, this important resource deals with many aspects of history, administration, economy, society, communication, art, science and religion it deals with topics that have only recently attracted interest such as court life, leisure activities, gender roles, and more examines a variety of available sources to consider those predecessors who influenced Achaemenid structure, ideology, and self-expression contains the study of Nachleben and the history of perception up to the present day offers a spectrum of opinions in disputed fields of research, such as the interpretation of the imagery of Achaemenid art, or questions of religion includes extensive bibliographies in each chapter for use as starting points for further research devotes special interest to the east of the empire, which is often neglected in comparison to the western territories Part of the acclaimed Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World series, A Companion to the Achaemenid Persian Empire is an indispensable work for students, instructors, and scholars of Persian and ancient world history, particularly the First Persian Empire.

Opening the Tablet Box

32/1. 33. Homan, M.M. To Your Tents, O Israel! The Terminology, Function, Form, and Symbolism of Tents in the Hebrew Bible and ... ISBN 978 90 04 15282 3 Simpson, E., The Gordion Wooden Objects, Volume 1: The Furniturefrom Tumulus MM.

Opening the Tablet Box

With topics ranging from social and economic history to literature, language, and to art history and arachaeology, the essays in his book reflect the broad spectrum of interests of its honoree, Benjamin R. Foster.

Center Record of Activities and Research Reports

( The furniture from Tumulus MM is the subject of an initial volume , now in press . ) We revised and finalized the catalogue of objects from Tumulus P and identified the pieces whose wood species have yet to be determined .

Center     Record of Activities and Research Reports


Incised Drawings from Early Phrygian Gordion

Gordion Special Studies IV Lynn E. Roller ... Lozenges are a frequently used design on wooden furniture; they are found on both serving stands from Tumulus MM as a background design for the main panels ... 5, 2; this volume, Figure 8.

Incised Drawings from Early Phrygian Gordion

In 1950, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology began excavations at the ancient Phrygian capital of Gordion in central Turkey. The Museum's Gordion Project continues today, with researchers from many disciplines and with many specializations contributing to a growing—and sometimes changing—body of information and understanding about this complex and multifaceted site, inhabited by peoples and diverse civilizations for millennia. In this volume of Gordion Special Studies, Lynn E. Roller focuses on a series of stone blocks with incised figural and abstract drawings recovered from early Phrygian structures at Gordion. The great majority of the incised stones come from a single structure within the Early Phrygian citadel at Gordion known as Megaron 2, a stone building with several remarkable features and a likely candidate for the citadel's temple. The volume begins with a description of the excavation of the stones and a discussion of Megaron 2. Next is an analysis of the subject matter of the drawings by type, describing scenes of human figures, animals, architectural drawings, geometric patterns, and formless marks. A discussion follows of the sources from which the drawings could have been taken and of parallels with similar scenes and designs on objects in other media from Gordion and other contemporary sites in Anatolia. The fourth section proposes an explanatory hypothesis on the origin of the drawings, and considers who could have made them and why. Parallels with comparable drawings from Anatolia and the Near East are discussed here. The final section summarizes the contribution of the drawings to our understanding of the development of the Early Phrygian material at Gordion. University Museum Monograph, 130

The Gordion Excavations Final Reports Volume I

Simpson , Furniture from MM Simpson , E. , The Wooden Furniture from Tumulus MM at Gordion , Turkey . Ph.D. dissertation , University of Pennsylvania , 1985. Ann Arbor : University Microfilms , 1985 . Simpson , et al . Wooden Furniture ...

The Gordion Excavations Final Reports  Volume I

Rodney S. Young directed excavations for the Museum at the site of Gordion on the central plateau in Anatolia (modern Turkey) in alternate years from 1950 to 1973. Traces of occupation as early as the Early Bronze Age have been identified, but Gordion flourished in the time of the historic King Midas, toward the end of the eighth century B.C. The three huge tumuli-covered wooden burial chambers detailed here contained a wealth of bronze vessels, fine wooden furniture, and pottery. University Museum Monograph, 43

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age

2010 The Furniture from Tumulus MM. ... 2012 “Royal Phrygian Furniture and Fine Wooden Artifacts from Gordion. ... Seeden, Helga 1980 The Standing Armed Figurines in the Levant. Prähistorische Bronzefunde: Abteilung 1, vol. 1.

Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age

Bringing together the research of internationally renowned scholars, Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age contributes significantly to our understanding of the epoch-making artistic and cultural exchanges that took place across the Near East and Mediterranean in the early first millennium B.C. This was the world of Odysseus, in which seafaring Phoenician merchants charted new nautical trade routes and established prosperous trading posts and colonies on the shores of three continents; of kings Midas and Croesus, legendary for their wealth; and of the Hebrew Bible, whose stories are brought vividly to life by archaeological discoveries. Objects drawn from collections in the Middle East, Europe, North Africa, and the United States, reproduced here in sumptuous detail, reflect the cultural encounters of diverse populations interacting through trade, travel, and migration as well as war and displacement. Together, they tell a compelling story of the origins and development of Western artistic traditions that trace their roots to the ancient Near East and across the Mediterranean world. Among the masterpieces brought together in this volume are stone reliefs that adorned the majestic palaces of ancient Assyria; expertly crafted Phonecian and Syrian bronzes and worked ivories that were stored in the treasuries of Assyria and deposited in tombs and sanctuaries in regions far to the west; and lavish personal adornments and other luxury goods, some imported and others inspired by Near Eastern craftsmanship. Accompanying texts by leading scholars position each object in cultural and historical context, weaving a narrative of crisis and conquest, worship and warfare, and epic and empire that spans both continents and millennia. Writing another chapter in the story begun in Art of the First Cities (2003) and Beyond Babylon (2008), Assyria to Iberia offers a comprehensive overview of art, diplomacy, and cultural exchange in an age of imperial and mercantile expansion in the ancient Near East and across the Mediterranean in the first millennium B.C.—the dawn of the Classical age.

Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology Boston August 23 26 2003

There are tens of tumuli in the immediate vicinity of Gordion , over 20 of which have been excavated . The largest one was nicknamed “ Midas Mound . ” It contained a lavish burial in a wooden chamber with hundreds of objects and several ...

Proceedings of the XVIth International Congress of Classical Archaeology  Boston  August 23 26  2003

This volume contains over 150 papers presented at the Classical Congress held in Boston, Massachussetts in August 2003. CONTENTS: Contents include: "Creative Mischief": Harold E. Edgerton's Instrumental Contributions to Maritime Archaeology (Claire Calcagno); Recent Work on the Eastern Hill of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods, Samothrace (Bonna Daix Wescoat); The Survival of the Fit: Observations on the Neo-Attic Maenads and Their Predecessors (Beryl Barr-Sharrar); Etruscan Women at Tarquinia: Skeletal Evidence for Tomb Use (Marshall Joseph Becker); Murals of the Villa of the Mysteries by Maria Barosso: Archaeology, Art, and Politics in the 1920s (Elaine K. Gazda); The Iconography of Gender: Dark Men and Light Women in Archaic Greek Painting (Mary Ann Eaverly); The Port of Sicilian Naxos and the Ancient Urban Landscape (David Blackman and Maria Costanza Lentini); Protecting Athena's Children: Amulets in Classical Athens (Alexis Q. Castor).

Arts Humanities Citation Index

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