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Author Laursen, Steffen, author.

Title The royal mounds of A'ali in Bahrain : the emergence of kingship in early Dilmun / by Steffen Terp Laursen ; with contributions by Gianni Marchesi, Jesper Olsen & Thomas Van de Velde.

Published Denmark : Jutland Archaeological Society, Moesgaard Museum ; [Kingdom of Bahrain] : Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities, [2017]
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 UniM Bail f  939.49 LAUR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 447 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 31 cm.
Series Jutland Archaeological Society publications, 0107-2854 ; vol. 100.
Jutland Archaeological Society publications ; 100. 0107-2854.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 441-447)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.The early explorers and exploration history of A'ali -- An anonymous Englishman, before 1782 -- Captain (later Sir) Edward Law Durand, 1878-79 -- Officers of HMS Sphinx after May 1886 and before February 8th 1889 -- James Theodore and Mabel Bent, 8th-18th February 1889 -- Andre Jouannin, 1903 -- Lieutenant Colonel Francis Beville Prideaux, 1906-1908 -- Jacques Cartier, 1911 -- Ernest John Henry Mackay, 1925 -- Ronald Sinclair's unconfirmed report of German archaeologists, 1929 -- Charles Belgrave and the RAF, 1944 -- Danish Gulf Expedition, 1960-63 -- Abdul Aziz Suweileh, 1982 -- Bahrain National Museum, c. 1987, c. 1998 and 2009-2012 -- Extract from Nasir al-Khayri 2003 -- 3.Gazetteer of elite burial mounds previously investigated in A'ali -- 4.Recent investigations -- Introduction -- Research objectives and strategy -- Dates and participants -- Excavation reports -- Mound A (Gazetteer no. 2) -- Mound D (Gazetteer no. 6) --
Contents note continued: Mound E (Gazetteer no. 7) -- Mound H (Gazetteer no. 10) -- Mound L (Gazetteer no. 14) -- Mound M (Gazetteer no. 15) -- Mound N (Gazetteer no. 16) -- The central parts -- The eastern area -- Artefacts -- Main results and reconstruction -- Mound O (Gazetteer no. 17) -- Mound P (Gazetteer no. 18) -- Mackay Tomb 29 (Gazetteer no. 28) -- Mackay Tomb 30 (Gazetteer no. 29) -- Mound OA 204 (Gazetteer no. 32) -- Mound BBM no. 62.754 -- Royal Mound 8 (Gazetteer no. 40) -- External architecture -- Internal architecture -- The central parts -- Artefacts -- Al Maqsha Royal Mound -- Dating by artefactual evidence -- Survey of previously excavated A'ali mounds -- 5.Carbon sampling and radiocarbon-dating -- Mound A (Gazetteer no. 2) -- Mound E (Gazetteer no. 7) -- Mound L (Gazetteer no. 14) -- Mound N (Gazetteer no. 16) -- Mound O (Gazetteer no. 17) -- Mackay Tomb 29 (Gazetteer no. 28) -- Mound OA 204 (Gazetteer no. 32) -- Royal Mound 8 (Gazetteer no. 40) --
Contents note continued: Bahrain Burial Mound no. 60.788 (Aziz Mound/Gazetteer no. 38) -- Mound OA 208 (Gazetteer no. 33) -- Additional radiocarbon dated burial mounds -- Al Maqsha Royal Mound -- Mound OA 514 (Janabiyah Chiefly Cemetery) -- Bahrain Burial Mound no. 6.370 (Mound 53 Janabiyah Chiefly Cemetery) -- Mound OA 695 (Bahrain Burial Mound no. 20.907 Wadi as-Sail) -- Mound OA 252 (Unknown BBM no., Dar Kulayb Mound Cemetery) -- 6.Burial and death rituals -- Burial and death ritual -- The intermediary period -- The final ceremony -- Anthropology and politics of royal death -- Politics of dynastic succession -- The spatial logic of dynastic cemeteries -- The royal remains -- Royal burial monuments -- Royal death in Babylonia and the Upper Euphrates -- Mourning rituals and the phase of separation -- The mortuary chapel (ki-a-nag / bit kispim) -- The burial ritual and rites of passage and incorporation -- The rites of succession -- The ascension to heaven ritual --
Contents note continued: The cult of past kings -- The afterlife -- 7.The origins and evolution of the burial mounds -- Origin of Dilmun's burial mound tradition -- Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti mainland sites -- Evolution of Dilmun's burial mound tradition -- The Early Type -- The Late Type -- Competing forms of burial -- 8.Social status typology and relative chronology -- Selected architectural features -- Chamber and alcoves -- Access and doorway -- External features -- Correspondence analysis -- Chamber orientation -- Principal component analysis -- Chronology of Royal Mound 8 and Mound N -- Conclusions on social stratigraphy and typological chronology -- Horizontal stratigraphy and spatial analysis -- The relative typological chronology of radiocarbon dated Royal Mounds -- 9.Radiocarbon chronology based on Bayesian modelling / Jesper Olsen -- The Bayesian model "Royal Sequence" -- Results -- 10.Conclusion and discussion -- Historic developments -- a sketch -- Discussion --
Contents note continued: The Amorite issue and social organization -- Tomb building -- Burial rituals -- The institution of the Royal Cemetery -- Bibliography -- Early Dilmun period bitumen -- Analysis of the data -- Bibliography -- Stone types -- Sources -- Samples -- Bibliography -- Bibliography -- Sect; 1 The Inscriptions from A'ali -- Sect; 2 Related texts -- Sect; 4 Dilmun's kings and Dilmunite kingship -- Sect; 5 The question of Ag/karum -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography.
Other author Marchesi, Gianni, contributor.
Olsen, Jesper, contributor.
Van de Velde, Thomas, contributor.
Subject Tombs -- Bahrain.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Bahrain.
Bahrain -- Antiquities.
Bahrain -- History.
Bahrain -- Civilization.
Variant Title Emergence of kingship in early Dilmun.
ISBN 9788793423169
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