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Author Rante, Rocco.

Title Rayy : from its origins to the mongol invasion : an archaeological and historiographical study / by Rocco Rante ; with a contribution of Ghadir Afround
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : maps (some color)
Series Arts and archaeology of the Islamic world ; volume 4
Arts and archaeology of the Islamic world ; v. 4
Contents Geographical setting -- Historical setting -- Previous surveys and excavations at Rayy -- Topography of Rayy -- Excavations at Rayy -- The ceramics of the excavation (2006-2007) -- Urban development
Summary This book offers a new history of the ancient city of Rayy. Based on the results of the latest excavations and surveys, and on the study of historical and geographical texts, the complete occupation sequence of the city comes to light, from its foundation in the Iron Age and the Parthian reconstructions (2nd to 1st centuries BC), up to the Mongol invasions and rapid depopulation in the 13th century CE,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Iran -- Ray.
Ray (Iran) -- Antiquities.
Ray (Iran) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004279296
9004280707 (electronic bk.)
9789004280700 (electronic bk.)