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Author Podany, Amanda H.

Title The ancient Near Eastern world / Amanda H. Podany & Marni McGee
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2005]


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Description 174 pages : illustrations, (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Series The world in ancient times
World in ancient times.
Contents Ancient trash and buried treasure : archaeology in the ancient Near East -- Rivers and ditches, temples and farms : irrigation and the growth of towns -- Of potters and pots, plowmen and plows : technology and the first cities -- How words changed the world : the invention of writing -- A world full of gods and goddesses : religion in ancient Mesopotamia -- The death of a Sumerian lady : queens, kings, and religion in early cities -- The first superhero -- The story of Gilgamesh -- The world's first empire builder : Sargon, king of Akkad -- The care and feeding of ancient gods : priestesses and priests in ancient Mesopotamia -- Laying down the law : Hammurabi and the first lawmakers -- Order in the court! : the justice system in ancient Mesopotamia -- Farmers and doctors, barbers and builders : Mesopotamian workers, slave and free -- Ur-utu's story : the Mesopotamian family -- Scribes, schools, and school boys : education in ancient Mesopotamia -- Lovers, sisters, and cooks : life in Mesopotamia palace -- Birds and brother kings : diplomacyand great power -- King David and his family : the settlements and politics of the Israelites and the Lavent -- One God, many stories : the beliefs of the Israelite people -- The lost laws of the Israelites : the Exodus and the Ten Commadments -- Assyria's fighter kings : warriors build an empire -- A bright star shines briefly : Babylon rises, Judah falls -- A mother's love and a ruler's tears : the last Mesopotamian king -- Of camels, kings, and conquerors -- The Persian Empire -- Epilogue : a world not truly lost
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 165) and index
Subject Middle East -- History -- To 622 -- Juvenile literature.
Middle East -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Author McGee, Marni.
LC no. 2004013622
ISBN 0195161599