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Ancient Iraq (Eyewitness) by Philip Steele

By Philip Steele

Be an eyewitness to historic Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. observe 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 awesome pictures to obtain. Then use the large pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for initiatives or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed advisor and CD will exhibit and let you know every little thing you want to find out about this historic land and civilization. "I am an incredible fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There isn't really a toddler that will be capable of face up to determining that up" - "Reader Reviews".

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The cities of Babylon and Susa are located near the top and bottom of the river. The original of this map was made about 2,700 years ago. Artist’s vision of the Hanging Gardens The Processional Way, a tiled road leading up to the Esagila Rectangle stands for Babylon Circle stands for Susa Nebuchadnezzar’s city was a spectacle of glazed bricks and colourful tiles. There were civic buildings, markets, workshops, courtyards, and more than 1,000 incensefilled temples. The River Euphrates brought merchants, travellers, and – during the Akitu festival – chanting priests bearing glittering statues of the gods.

The epic describes Gilgamesh as a cruel king. His people prayed for help and the gods sent Enkidu, the wild man. When Enkidu and Gilgamesh became friends, the gods sent monsters to kill them. 48 HUMBABA This terrifying mask of clay represents the fire-breathing demon Humbaba (sometimes spelt Huwawa). He appears in the epic of Gilgamesh as the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. Humbaba was slain by Gilgamesh and Enkidu, with the aid of the sun god Shamash and the Eight Winds. This face was made in Sippar in about 1700 bce.

Archaeologists often find the bones of animals that were hunted and butchered. Rabbits, deer, antelope, game birds, and waterfowl were all caught for food. Horses were introduced to pull chariots in around 2000 bce 45 Slain lion is trampled underfoot by the horses Assyrian palaces The Assyrians built awe-inspiring cities. Between the ninth and seventh centuries bce, Kalhu (now known as Nimrud), Nineveh, and Dur-Sharrukin (modern-day FIT FOR A PRINCESS Khorsabad) all served as capitals of the This child’s crown was discovered in 1989 by Iraqi archaeologists.

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