New Haven: Yale University Press, 1945.
64 pp. 5 color plates showing 26 examples 19 black and white showing 87 examples and 18 figures. 9 x 12 Hardback in Good condition. Ex-library with usual marks. Item #BOOKS009201I
Dura-Europos was a Hellenistic, Parthian and Roman border city built on an escarpment above the right bank of the Euphrates river and located near the modern village of Salhiyé, in Syria. It was abandoned after a Sassanian siege in 256-257 and this "Pompeii of the Desert" was left to be swallowed by sand and mud preserving the material culture of this cosmopolitan city. In the 1930s Yale University's Michael Rostovtzeffled led archaeological digs in the area. This book is the result of those excavations with an emphasis on the textiles found and cataloged. The textiles include those found in the garrison, the Jewish synagogue, and the earliest known Christian home church.