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Journal Written during an Excursion in Asia Minor 1838

Charles Fellows

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Cambridge University Press
05 March 2015
Historical geography; Classic travel writing
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.
By:   Charles Fellows
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   590g
ISBN:   9781108080682
ISBN 10:   1108080685
Series:   Cambridge Library Collection - Archaeology
Pages:   406
Publication Date:   05 March 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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.

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