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Life of Max Mallowan

Henrietta Mccall
Life of Max Mallowan

Life of Max Mallowan

Henrietta Mccall

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This is the biography of Sir Max Mallowan, archaeologist and husband of Agatha Christie. Trained by Leonard Woolley at the site of the royal cemetery at Ur in the mid 20s, he then excavated at previously untried sites in north-eastern Syria.

- Publisher This is the first full-length biography of Sir Max Mallowan (1904-78), archaeologist and husband of Agatha Christie. Trained by the great Leonard Woolley at the site of the royal cemetery at Ur in the mid 1920s, Max Mallowan then excavated at previously untried sites in north-eastern Syria. After the Second World War, he returned to Iraq to supervise over a period of 12 years the excavation of the important city of Nimrud.;Mallowan was always accompanied by his wife Agatha Christie, whose work on her current book was frequently interrupted by the demands of her role as site photographer, registrar of finds and repairer of pottery, as well as medical adviser and cook. She was fascinated by his work, and theirs was a supremely happy marriage. Like Hercule Poirot, her world-famous detective, Mallowan was a master of the false trail and the misleading clue. For both of them, the art was to discover the hidden truth.

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This is the biography of Sir Max Mallowan, archaeologist and husband of Agatha Christie. Trained by Leonard Woolley at the site of the royal cemetery at Ur in the mid 20s, he then excavated at previously untried sites in north-eastern Syria.
- Publisher

This is the first full-length biography of Sir Max Mallowan (1904-78), archaeologist and husband of Agatha Christie. Trained by the great Leonard Woolley at the site of the royal cemetery at Ur in the mid 1920s, Max Mallowan then excavated at previously untried sites in north-eastern Syria. After the Second World War, he returned to Iraq to supervise over a period of 12 years the excavation of the important city of Nimrud.;Mallowan was always accompanied by his wife Agatha Christie, whose work on her current book was frequently interrupted by the demands of her role as site photographer, registrar of finds and repairer of pottery, as well as medical adviser and cook. She was fascinated by his work, and theirs was a supremely happy marriage. Like Hercule Poirot, her world-famous detective, Mallowan was a master of the false trail and the misleading clue. For both of them, the art was to discover the hidden truth.
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Table Of Contents

  • Preface 1. An Ability For History 2. This Most Important Cradle Of Civilization And Religion 3. The Lure Of The Past Came Up To Grab Me 4. The Dangerous Chasm 5. A New And Enthralling Chapter 6. A Fine Leader 7. Reluctantly Cultivating Vegetables 8. What About A Site? Erbil, Kutha, Der, Nimrud? 9. In The Grand Manner Further Reading Illustration Credits Index

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  • Catalogue Code 192985
  • Product Code 071411149X
  • EAN 9780714111490
  • Pages 216
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher British Museum Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2004
  • Dimensions 229 x 149 mm
  • Weight 0.300kg

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