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The Maussolleion at Halikarnassos. Reports of the Danish Archaeological Expedition to Bodrum

6. Subterranean and pre-Maussollan structures on the site of the Maussolleion

A part of the series Jysk Arkæologisk Selskabs Skrifter (15) , and the subject area

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251 pages ill.
ISBN 87 88415 16 3


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Volume 6 details Jan Zahle's investigations of subterranean structures close to the Maussolleion. Successive spoliations - including Newton's - have greatly muddled the archaeological record, and the Danish excavations uncovered evidence of another complication: plans for the site appear to have changed during construction, so what was originally intended as a modest extension of the existing structures evolved into a huge tomb on an immense terrace. His thorough sifting of evidence resolves many contradictions, though uncertainties remain.

Table of contents


1. The site of the Maussolleion and its study with regard to pre-Maussolleion remains. Status quo 1970

2. The trenches excavated 1972-76

3. The drain around the Quadrangles of the Maussolleion: the Lower Gallery

4. The terrace walls along the east and south sides of the Quadrangle of the Maussolleion

5. The pre-Maussollan structures along the south side of the Quadrangle

6. The aqueduct, 'Upper Gallery', and its branches

7. Miscellaneous evidence from before the Maussolleion

8. The chronology and interpretation of the site before the building of the Maussolleion

9. The finds from the tomb chamber of Maussollos, Part 2




Press reviews

Anne Marie Carstens Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"... the text is clear and the arguments straightforward ... The illustrations are flawless ... the authors succeed in transforming a complicated story into a sensible text."

Frank Rumscheid Gnomon, Kritische Zeitschrift für die gesamte klassische Altertumswissenschaft

"Insgesamt bietet der Band eine grundlegende Erstpublikation solider archäologischer Forschung im Bereich des Maussolleions. Mehr noch: Einige Ergebnisse führen dazu, langgepflegte Forschungsmeinungen zur vormaussolleischen Nutzung des Areals und zu den Umständen der Haupstadtverlegung unter Maussolos neu zu überdenken."

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