In search of kings and conquerors : Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East
In search of kings and conquerors : Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East / Lisa Cooper.
Gertrude Bell and the archaeology of the Middle East
|Main author:||Cooper, Lisa, 1963-.|
At the height of her career, Bell journeyed into the heart of the Middle East retracing the steps of the ancient rulers who left tangible markers of their presence in the form of castles, palaces, mosques, tombs and temples. Among the many sites she visited were Ephesus, Binbirkilise and Carchemish in modern-day Turkey, as well as Ukhaidir, Babylon and Najaf within the borders of modern Iraq. Lisa Cooper here explores Bell's achievements, emphasizing the tenacious, inquisitive side of her extraordinary personality, the breadth of her knowledge and her overall contribution to the archaeology of the Middle East. Featuring many of Bell's own photographs, this is a unique portrait of a remarkable life.
London ; New York :
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-306) and index.