The idea that Egypt was the earliest civilization has been entirely exploded. The Sumerians had reached a very high level of culture by 3500 B.C.E., and may be said with some justice to be the forerunners of all the Old World civilizations of Egypt, Assyria, Asia Minor, Crete, and Greece. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the early history of humankind.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
I've long been fascinated by Sumer, "Land Between the Two Rivers," in what is now modern-day Iraq. It is possibly the world's oldest civilization, with the earliest form of writing, some of the oldest ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Wooley was quite a personality --there are intreresting references to him in Agatha Christie's autobiography, though his claim that Sumerian culture was 2000 years older than Egyptian I think is exaggerated, judging by recent Scorpion King discoveries. Read full review