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Title:
Empires of Mesopotamia
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.7 6.0 51447.
ISBN:
9781560068204
Format :
Book

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Summary

Among the most exciting archaeological discoveries made in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries took place in the region of the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, an area often called the "cradle of civilization." Here, a number of magnificent ancient cultures rose and fell, as explained in this comprehensive, fascinating volume.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-This excellent presentation incorporates information about archaeological study and projects that led to revealing the history of that area. Chapters trace this ancient land from its early settlements and agrarian societies in the Fertile Crescent through the growth of city-states and empires to their demise. The text is highly readable; material is well organized; and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps are well integrated. The addition of quotes from many primary archaeological sources makes this a vivid study of the ancient Near East. An extensive bibliography and list of suggested reading round out a welcome and useful addition to sources on ancient cultures. Pamela Service's Ancient Mesopotamia (Benchmark, 1998) is another good choice with the added plus of good-quality color photographs.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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