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Contribution of geophysics to research on city planning in the ancient and classical Near East


Archaeologia Polona Vol. 53 (2015)


Benech, Christophe


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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ill. ; 24 cm

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city planning ; Near East ; spatial analysis ; magnetic survey ; Bronze Age ; Classical period


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