Se Ancient Near Eastern Wld 2005 G6

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - Civilization, Ancient - 174 pages
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Discusses how the people of the Near East invented writing on clay tablets and how they stayed preserved for thousands of years and now we can study them and learn about them.
 

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Contents

CAST OF CHARACTERS
9
MAP OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN WORLD
12
The Shape of Things to Come
14
Archaeologists at Work
16
Irrigation and the Growth of Towns
23
Technology and the First Cities
29
The Invention of Writing
36
Religion in Mesopotamia
43
Scenes from a Mesopotamian Palace
95
Hittite Victories and IndoEuropean Languages
101
Diplomacy and the Great Powers
107
The Settlements and Movements of the Israelites
114
The Beliefs of the Israelites
120
The Exodus and the Ten Commandments
125
Warriors Build an Empire
133
Babylon Rises Judah Falls
139

Queens Kings and Religion in Early Cities
49
The Story of Gilgamesh
55
Sargon King of Akkad
59
Priestesses and Priests in Mesopotamia
65
Hammurabi and the First Lawmakers
70
Chapter 11 ORDER IN THE COURT The Justice System in Mesopotamia
76
Mesopotamian Workers Slave and Free
80
The Mesopotamian Family
85
Education in Ancient Mesopotamia
91
The Last Mesopotamian King
145
The Persian Empire
150
A World Not Truly Lost
157
TIMELINE
160
FURTHER READING
163
WEBSITES
166
INDEX
168
TEXT CREDITS
172
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