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ISBN10: 0870818678 ISBN13: 9780870818677 DDC: 935 LCC: DS69.6 Edition: (pbk. : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-374) and index. Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Author's note -- Chronology: 10,000 B.C. to A.D. 1515 -- I. Lost kingdoms and Biblical lands -- A legacy of civilizations -- Early travelers -- Carsten Niebuhr at Persepolis -- II. Consuls and cuneiform -- Claudius James Rich -- Diplomacy and archaeology in Baghdad -- The Euphrates expedition -- Cuneiform deciphered -- III. Palaces of kings -- Excavations at Khorsabad -- Layard of Nineveh -- Nimrud and Khorsabad -- IV. Tablets and tells -- Excavations in Babylonia -- The royal lion hunt -- The deluge tablets -- Gates and palaces -- A scramble for tablets -- Sumer discovered -- Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon -- Leonard Woolley at Carchemish -- V. Science and nationalism -- Gertrude Bell and the new Iraq -- Woolley at Ur -- Nationalism and archaeology -- Catastrophe -- Notes -- Guide to further reading -- Index.


  • LCC: DS69.6
  • Dewey Decimal: 935

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: xix, 386 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (pbk. : alk. paper)


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