Book Announcement: Landscape and History in the Lykos Valley: Laodikeia and Hierapolis in Phrygia

Landscape and History in the Lykos Valley: Laodikeia and Hierapolis in Phrygia now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443898591
Hardback, pp275, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Landscape and History in the Lykos Valley: Laodikeia and Hierapolis in Phrygia, edited by Celal Şimşek and Francesco D’Andria.

This book explores archaeological excavations and investigations into the history of the Lykos valley, Turkey. The contributions discuss the latest discoveries at the Ploutonion of Hierapolis; the excavations of the tabernae in Tripolis; the Lykos Valley in prehistory and the second millennium BC; the origins of the marble used in Hierapolis; and archaeo-botanic studies in Hierapolis, among others. Taken together, all the articles gathered here reveal the strong connections between the cities of the valley.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

http://www.cambridgescholars.com/landscape-and-history-in-the-lykos-valley-2

Landscape and History in the Lykos Valley: Laodikeia and Hierapolis in Phrygia can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact orders@cambridgescholars.com.

About the Editors

Professor Celal Şimşek studied Archaeology at the Faculty of Science and Arts at Selçuk University, Turkey, before going on to complete his Master’s and PhD Studies at the Institute of Social Sciences at the same university. He worked as an archaeologist at the museums of Adıyaman and Denizli from 1988 to 1997, before founding the Institute of Archaeology at the Faculty of Science and Arts at Pamukkale University, Turkey, of which he is currently Director. He is also the Chair of the Archaeology Department at Pamukkale University, and has directed excavations and restorations at the ancient city of Laodikeia on the Lykos since 2003.

Professor Francesco D’Andria teaches Archaeology and History of Greek and Roman Art at the University of the Salento, Lecce, Italy, where he also headed the School of Specialisation in Archaeology. He set up the archaeological parks of Cavallino, Acquarica, Vaste, and Castro in the Salento, and founded the Institute for Archaeological and Monumental Heritage of the Italian National Research Council in 2000. He has served as the Director of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Hierapolis in Turkey since 2000, and has authored numerous scholarly articles and books.

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