Mesopotamia

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Britannica Educational Publishing, May 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 88 pages
Responsible for the first writing system and home to elaborate kingdoms and societies, Mesopotamia has been aptly labeled as the birthplace of the world s first advanced civilizations. Although much remains unknown about the life and structure of Mesopotamia, the writings and artifacts left behind have shed elucidating light on a number of its significant developments and technological advances. This absorbing volume explores Sumer, Babylon, and the other early settlements that flourished in the enchanting land between the Tigris and Euphrates.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
CHAPTER 1 MESOPOTAMIATHE BIRTHPLACE OF CIVILIZATION
10
CHAPTER 2 SUMERIAN CIVILIZATION
31
CHAPTER 3 THE FIRST KINGDOM OF BABYLON
50
CHAPTER 4 THE ASSYRIANS AND THE CHALDEANS
61
CONCLUSION
75
GLOSSARY
77
FOR MORE INFORMATION
79
BIBLIOGRAPHY
82
INDEX
84
BACK COVER
89
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