A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (2nd by Robyn Annear

A City Lost & Found: Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne (2nd by Robyn Annear

By Robyn Annear

The demolition company of Whelan the Wrecker was once a Melbourne establishment for 100 years (1892-1992). Its well-known signal – 'Whelan the Wrecker is Here' on a pile of moving rubble - used to be a laconic masterpiece and served as an essential signal of the city's growth. It's no stretch to claim that over 3 generations, the Whelan relations replaced the face of Melbourne, demolishing thousands of structures within the vital urban alone.

In A urban misplaced and located, Robyn Annear makes use of Whelan's demolition websites as portals to discover layers of the town laid naked through their pick-axes and iron balls. Peering underneath the rubble, she brings to gentle fabulous tales approximately Melbourne's development websites and their many incarnations. it is a e-book in regards to the making – and remaking – of a urban.

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See also: Archeological Discoveries; Art and Architecture; Babylonia; Mesopotamia; Persia; Religion; Scythians; Society; Sumer; Zoroastrianism. FURTHER READING Bottero, Jean. ” Biblical Archaeologist (March 1985): pp. 36–47. Conteneau, George. Everyday Life in Babylonia and Assyria. New York: Norton, 1966. Green, Peter, ed. Hellenistic History and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. Kramer, Samuel Noah. The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971.

The Ancient Assyrians. London: Osprey, 1991. Larsen, Mogens Trolle. The Conquest of Assyria: Excavation in an Antique Land. New York: Taylor and Francis, 1996. Reade, Julian. Assyrian Sculpture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999. Russell, John Malcolm. The Final Sack of Nineveh: The Discovery, Documentation and Destruction of Sennacherib’s Palace at Nineveh, Iraq. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1998. B Babylonia Southern region of Mesopotamia that was home to one of the dominant cultures in the ancient Middle East.

In this respect, it is typical of much ancient Southwest Asian art and architecture, combining elements of both the sacred and the secular to make a statement about the culture that produced it. See also: Archeological Discoveries; Assyria; Babylonia; Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro; Mesopotamia; Scythians; Sumer; Ur. FURTHER READING Artamonov, Mikhail Ilarionovich. The Splendor of Scythian Art: Treasures from Scythian Tombs. New York: Praeger, 1969. Curtis, John, and Nigel Tallis, eds. Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia.

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