Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Stephen Bertman


modern day archaeological discoveries within the close to East proceed to light up our figuring out of the traditional global, together with the various contributions made by way of the folks of Mesopotamia to literature, paintings, executive, and concrete existence The instruction manual to existence in historical Mesopotamia describes the tradition, historical past, and other people of this land, in addition to their fight for survival and happiness, from approximately 3500 to 500 BCE. Mesopotamia was once the house of a succession of wonderful civilizations--Sumeria, Babylonia, and Assyria--which flourished jointly for greater than 3 millennia. Sumerian mathematicians devised the sixty-minute hour that also principles our lives; Babylonian architects designed the famed Tower of Babel and the putting Gardens of Babylon; Assyrian kings and generals, within the identify of imperialism, performed a few of the shrewdest army campaigns in recorded background. Readers will determine with the literary works of those civilizations, corresponding to the Code of Hammurabi and the Epic of Gilgamesh, as they're carried throughout centuries to a interval in time in detail entwined with the tale of the Bible. Maps and line drawings supply examples of Mesopotamian geography, whereas different chapters current the Mesopotamian fight to create civilized lifestyles in a fertile land racked by means of brutal conquest.

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