Nippur, or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, Vol. 1: The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890 John Punnett Peters

ISBN: 9781331508977

Published: September 27th 2015

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Nippur, or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, Vol. 1: The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890  by  John Punnett Peters

Nippur, or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, Vol. 1: The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890 by John Punnett Peters
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Excerpt from Nippur, or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, Vol. 1: The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890No city in this country has shown an interest in archaeology at allMoreExcerpt from Nippur, or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates, Vol.

1: The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890No city in this country has shown an interest in archaeology at all comparable with that displayed by Philadelphia. A group of public-spirited gentlemen in that city has given without stint time and money for explorations in Babylonia, Egypt, Central America, Italy, Greece, and our own land- and has, within the last ten years amassed archaeological collections which are unsurpassed in this country.

The first important work undertaken was the Babylonian Expedition. As described in the Narrative, this expedition was inaugurated by a Philadelphia banker, Mr. E. W. Clark. The enterprise was taken up in its infancy by the University of Pennsylvania, under the lead of its provost, Dr.

William Pepper. Dr. Pepper made this expedition and the little band of men who had become interested in it the nucleus for further enterprises. A library and museum were built, an Archaeological Association was formed, and a band of men was gathered together in Philadelphia who have contributed with a liberality and enthusiasm quite unparalleled for the prosecution of archaeological research in almost all parts of the world. Upwards of $70,000.00 have been spent on Babylonian exploration alone- and Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania have won a noble and unique reputation, for princely liberality in the support of scientific explorations, wherever scholarship is honored and admired, both in this country and abroad.These two volumes bear the title, Nippur.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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