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Title Babylon / edited by I.L. Finkel and M.J. Seymour ; with contributions from J.E. Curtis ... [and others].

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail f  935 BABY    AVAILABLE
Physical description 238 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm
Notes Originally published: London : British Museum Press, 2008.
Catalog of an exhibition titled Babylon: myth and reality, organized by the British Museum, the Musée du Louvre and the Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-231) and index.
Contents Babylon -- Introduction / Irving Finkel and Michael Seymour -- Disappearance and rediscovery / Julian E. Reade -- The City of Babylon -- The City -- Nineteenth-century exploration and interpretation / Julian A. Reade -- Robert Koldewey and the Babylon excavations / Michael Seymour -- Koldewey's Babylon / Joachim Marzahn -- A Tour of Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon / Andrew George -- Ancient descriptions: the Babylonian topographical texts / Andrew George -- The Dynasty -- Neo-Babylonian kings at Babylon / Jonathan Taylor -- Life and Letters -- Tablets at Babylon and the British Museum / Julian A. Reade -- Uncovering Life at Babylon / Irving Finkel -- History and Legend -- Introduction / Irving Finkel and Michael Seymour -- Babylon's Wonders of the World -- Classical Accounts / Michael Seymour -- The search for the Hanging Gardens / Irving Finkel -- Early travellers on the Wonders: suggested sites / Julian E. Reade -- The Hanging Gardens and Walls of Babylon in art and culture / Michael Seymour -- The Tower of Babel -- The search for the ziggurat / Julian E. Reade -- The truth about Etemenanki, the ziggurat of Babylon / Andrew George -- The Genesis account / Irving Finkel and Michael Seymour -- The Tower of Babel in art / Michael Seymour -- The Babylonian Captivity -- Babylon, Jerusalem and the Jewish Exile / Jonathan Taylor -- The Babylonian Captivity in art and culture / Michael Seymour -- Daniel -- Daniel the seer / Irving Finkel and Michael Seymour -- Cultural reception and art / Michael Seymour -- The End of the Dynasty -- The madness of Nebuchadnezzar and the sins of Nabonidus / Irving Finkel -- The artistic legacy: Blake's Nebuchadnezzar / Michael Seymour -- Belshazzar's Feast and the Fall of Babylon -- Cuneiform and biblical evidence / Irving Finkel -- Representations in art / Michael Seymour -- Revelation and the Whore of Babylon -- Babylon in the Book of Revelation / Michael Seymour -- Representing the Babylon of Revelation in art and culture / Michael Seymour -- The Legacy of Babylon -- The Babylonian inheritance / Irving Finkel -- Babylon in Contemporary Art and Culture / Michael Seymour -- The Site of Babylon Today / John Curtis -- Concordance of British Museum Object Numbers.
Other author Finkel, Irving L.
Seymour, M. J. (Michael J.)
Curtis, John, 1946-
British Museum.
Musée du Louvre.
Réunion des musées nationaux (France)
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Germany)
Subject Babylon (Extinct city) -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 9780195385403