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By Philip Steele

ISBN-10: 1405318589

ISBN-13: 9781405318587

Be an eyewitness to old Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. become aware of the birthplace of writing and farming and the place the 1st nice towns, states and empires rose; domestic to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the image utilizing the clip-art CD with over a hundred notable pictures to obtain. Then use the large pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for initiatives or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed consultant and CD will convey and inform you every thing you want to learn about this historic land and civilization. "I am a massive fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There isn't really a baby that will be capable of withstand identifying that up" - "Reader Reviews".

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Parts of the city’s walls still stand, too. The epic tells how Gilgamesh, who ruled the city, built those walls. After the king realized that he was mortal, and would die just as other humans did, he took consolation from Uruk. He understood that the splendour of the city would survive long after his death. THE SUPERHERO This stone figure from the palace of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin may represent Gilgamesh. The hero was famed for his great strength, which was a gift from his mother, the goddess Ninsun.

BEAUTY IN IVORY This smiling face, known as the Mona Lisa of Nimrud, is one of thousands of ivory carvings discovered at the Assyrian capital. The pieces, probably tributes paid to Assyrian kings, date from 800 to 700 bce and show how cultural influences came from far and wide. Although some of the styling looks Egyptian, the ivories were made by Phoenicians and Syrians. Many pieces were gilded or inlaid with gems. 35 Trade and commerce Mesopotamia was a centre of trade DOING A DEAL Two Syrian merchants agree on price and delivery of goods.

The top half shows Phoenician merchants shipping goods as tribute to Shalmaneser III, who ruled Assyria from 858 to 824 bce. The merchants give these goods in return for the right to remain free. The bottom part of the band shows what happened to people who did not pay their dues. The Assyrians are attacking the town of Hazazu, in Syria, and have captured and enslaved its inhabitants. Phoenician cargo ships leaving the port of Tyre, in Lebanon 36 This bronze lion was a weight used by Assyrians in 700 bce.

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