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Uncovering Ancient Footprints: Armenian Inscriptions and the Pilgrimage Routes of the Sinai
Stone, Michael E.

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017 pp. viii + 174. $34.95

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Description: Explore pilgrimage routes, epigraphy, and the history of writing with an expert guide. From the late 1970s through 1982, Michael E. Stone conducted a number of expeditions to the Sinai peninsula, searching for ancient inscriptions. In this book Stone describes the process of his search, crowned by the discovery of the most ancient Armenian inscriptions known. Here Stone describes not only the inscriptions discovered along his journeys but also the Sinai, its past and present, its human inhabitants, its flora and fauna, and its history. Though once common, well-informed travel books to the Middle East with a broad academic interest and a specific focus have become rare. Stone's diary of his expeditions in the Sinai fill this gap with vivid descriptions, poetry, and illustrations. Features: an account of five expeditions into the Sinai, thirteen poems written by Stone, twenty-six figures and five maps.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology

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Review by Claude Cox
Published 7/26/2018
Citation: Claude Cox, review of Michael E. Stone, Uncovering Ancient Footprints: Armenian Inscriptions and the Pilgrimage Routes of the Sinai, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


Review by Sergio La Porta
Published 9/6/2018
Citation: Sergio La Porta, review of Michael E. Stone, Uncovering Ancient Footprints: Armenian Inscriptions and the Pilgrimage Routes of the Sinai, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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