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By Georges Roux

ISBN-10: 014012523X

ISBN-13: 9780140125238

Newly revised and containing details from contemporary excavations and chanced on artifacts, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic historical past from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian era.

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R. Meyer, of the Vorderasiatische Museum, Berlin, and Dr Faisal al-Wailly, Director-General of Antiquities to the Iraqi Government, who authorized the publication of photographs of the monuments from their respective museums. Above all, I owe a very special debt of gratitude to Dr D. J. Wiseman, Professor of Assyriology at the University of London, who was kind enough to read the manuscript and to offer much invaluable advice, and to my wife, without whose self-sacrifice, moral support and linguistic assistance I would have been unable to write this book.

Courtesy Robert Harding Associates, London) Statue of Ebih-Il, from Mari. (Courtesy Louvre Museum) Votive dog, from Telloh. (Courtesy Louvre Museum) Head of a god, from Jabbul, Syria. (Courtesy Louvre Museum) Sculptured upper part of the ‘Code of Hammurabi’, king of Babylon. (Courtesy Louvre Museum) Façade of the temple of the Kassite king Karaindash in Uruk. (Courtesy Iraq Museum, Baghdad) Relief from Tell Halaf. (Courtesy Prof. W. Caskel, Cologne) Assyrian statue at Nimrud. (Photograph by the author) Specimen of Assyrian writing on stone, from Nimrud.

In order to satisfy the requirements of this category of readers, I have enlarged on certain points, perhaps considered by many as of secondary importance, and provided each chapter with rather copious bibliographical and explanatory notes. The thought that this work could be of some help to young students of antiquity will, I hope, render the general public more tolerant to its occasional heaviness. I have endeavoured to make this work as simple, clear and readable as humanly possible, but at the same time accurate and up to date.

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