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The Lion of Knidos (Objects in Focus) [Paperback]

Ian Jenkins

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19 May 2008 Objects in Focus
Carved from the same marble as that used to build the Parthenon, this larger-than-life sculpture was discovered by chance by a young archaeologist walking the cliffs on the coast of western Turkey near the ancient city of Knidos. This concise illustrated book unfolds the story of that discovery and of Knidos in the days of its greatness, and tells how the pioneering archaeologists of 150 years ago excavated and explored its site, discovering many treasures of the ancient world, including the Lion itself. The story is brought up to date with a brief account of the British Museums current excavations at the site.

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Ian Jenkins is a Senior Curator at the British Museum where he has responsibility for the ancient Greek collections. His other books include Archaeologists and Aesthetes, The Parthenon Frieze, Vases and Volcanoes (with Kim Sloan) and Greek Architecture and Its Sculpture.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful history 31 Dec 2012
By Larry N. Stout - Published on
This quite ample and nicely illustrated booklet is the perfect look at the extensive ancient history and history of archaeological inquiry at Knidos, long-abandoned port city on the southwest Aegean coast of Anatolia. Perfect balance of information in abundance made delectable by anecdotes and pertinent pictures. How nice to be able to "zoom in" on history from time to time, from the generalized and dry "big picture" to a colorful and detailed vignette like this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile for those interested in this huge sculpture residing at the British Museum 24 Aug 2014
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The complete story of the discovery and recovery of this sculpture from the shores of ancient Turkey.
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