The traveller and archaeologist Sir Charles Fellows (1799-1860) made several trips through Asia Minor. This work is an account of the first of these, recording his careful observations of the lands he travelled through. On this trip, he found ancient cities which were unknown to Europeans at that time, including Xanthos, the capital of ancient Lycia, dating from the fifth century BCE. Fellows' narrative brings the journey to life with vivid descriptions of the people and places he encountered, and detailed sketches of notable antiquities and inscriptions. First published in 1839, this work generated significant interest, fuelling the British Museum's eagerness to acquire antiquities from the region. Fellows was later knighted for his role in these acquisitions, though controversy surrounds their removal. Two of his later works, An Account of Discoveries in Lycia (1841) and The Xanthian Marbles (1843), are also reissued in this series.
Cambridge University Press
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Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology
05 March 2015
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Preface; 1. Lydia; 2. Mysia; 3. Constantinople; 4. Bithynia; 5. Phrygia; 6. Pisidia; 7. Pamphylia; 8. Lycia; 9. Caria; 10. South of Lydia; 11. Part of the west of Phrygia; 12. Lydia; Supplementary chapter; Appendix; Index; List of places.