In this study, vast quantities of hitherto unpublished data from excavations in the burial mounds of Bahrain is integrated to allow a more informed and diachronic picture of the evolution in tomb architecture, death rituals and social organization in the Early Dilmun period, c. Philological evidence is presented which demonstrates that the entombed kings were of Amorite ancestry.The study reveals that the Amorite Dynasty buried at A’ali emerged with the formation of huge monumental tombs in a royal cemetery proper around 2000-1900 BC and lost its grip on power c. The seals and sealing of the Dilmun Culture represent one of the most understudied glyptic traditions of the old world.For a more thorough treatment on this, see Susan Pollock, 1999. This book presents information from the early days of archaeological exploration at A’ali as well as new data from the joint Bahrain - Moesgaard Museum investigations 2010 -2016 directed by the author.The collective evidence from both old and new field explorations at A’ali are meticulously analyzed.
The study additionally introduces evidence that applies to the symbolic and practical function of the seals as bureaucratic devices in an ideological and administrative system.
The latter includes impression on sealings and cuneiform tablets but also address a small group of so-called tokens stamped with Dilmun-related seals, and sealing symbolism expressed on pottery vessels.
During the third millennium BC, the huge geographical area stretching between the Mediterranean in the west and the Indus Valley in the east witnessed the rise of a commercial network of unmatched proportions and intensity, within which...
Mumford 2018; 144 slides)ABSTRACT: This lecture focuses mainly upon Mesopotamia and Syria during the Middle Bronze Age (ca.
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