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


Benech, Christophe

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Archaeologia Polona Vol. 53 (2015)


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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ill. ; 24 cm

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