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N. Stampolidis, A. Kanta, A. Giannikouri (eds.), Athanasia

The Earthly, the Celestial and the Underworld in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age

Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis, Athanasia Kanta & Angeliki Giannikouri (eds.), Athanasia. The Earthly, the Celestial and the Underworld in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age, International Archaeological Conference, Rhodes, 28-31 May, 2009, University of Crete, Herakleion 2012, 348 p., b/w illustrations,ISBN: 978-960-7143-40-2.

Proceedings of the conference held in Rhodes (28-31 May 2009), in which the  effort to understand the relations of peoples, groups or individuals in the Ancient Mediterranean in an ideological frame focused on issues related to the Earthly, the Celestial and the Underworld aspects of culture.

As Nicholas Stampolidis explains in the Introductory Note of the publication: “An arduous effort which we made in 1997 had two aspects: first a series of international conferences and symposia and second extensive archaeological exhibitions, both focusing on the relations developed between the peoples of the Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. The present International Archaeological Conference entitled “Immortality: The Earthly, the Celestial and the Underworld in the Mediterranean from the Late Bronze and the Early Iron Age” is included among them”.