500 color photographs
hardback with color jacket, 29x24.5 cm.
The first volume in the Archaeology series is a survey of archaeological activity in the Aegean islands from the 19th century to the present day, with an emphasis on the most significant discoveries of the last twenty years. The islands, from the largest and best known to the tiniest and least explored, are presented in comprehensive texts accompanied by rich illustrations which shed light on their course from prehistoric times to Late Antiquity. The introduc tory section comprises essays reviewing the history, art and society of the Archipelago in ancient times. The contributing authors to this work are 46 prominent archaeologists devoted to uncovering the island antiquities and making them known to the public as testimonies of the unique Aegean civilization.