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READE, JULIAN - Mesopotamia

London England, British Museum Press, 2003. 2nd Impression, Binding: Soft Cover, Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0714120782 Paperback Paperback MesopotamiaPrinted for the trustees of the british museum 72pp illustrated throughout. spine sunnedIllustrated from the collections of the British Museum, the 2nd revised edition explores the history of ancient Mesopotamia from prehistoric times to the rise of Babylon before 1500 BC and draws together the diverse stories of the ebb and flow in the fortunes of the Assyrians, Akkadians, Sumerians and other inhabitants of the region The foundations of western civilization were laid by the ancient societies which flourished in Mesopotamia, a land known as the "fertile crescent", through which flow the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. This area saw some of the earliest experiments in agriculture and irrigation, the invention of writing, the birth of mathematics and the development of urban life. Using the evidence of archaeology and ancient texts, the author of this text explores the history of ancient Mesopotamia from Pehistoric times to the rise of Babylon before 1500BC.
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