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By titleAncients In Their Own Words: Mesopotamians


Ancients In Their Own Words: Mesopotamians

From the land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, skilled scribes were writing down the words and deeds of the ancient rulers of Sumer and Akkad four thousand years ago. Brings to life the world of the ancient Mesopotamians with accounts of their rulers, conquests, laws, maps, and religious beliefs. Includes examples of Sumerian, Akkadian, Ugarit, Babylonian, and Assyrian scripts carved into clay tablets and pillars using cuneiform letters. Features some of the most important written records from ancient Mesopotamia, such as the Sumerian King List, the legal code of Hammurabi, the Hittite-Egyptian treaty of Kadesh, and the mythological Epic of Gilgamesh.

Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 73⁄4”)
Extent: 64pp
Illustrations: 50 col & b/w photos
Text:10,000 words


Author details:

Michael Kerrigan is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, and Who Lies Where: A Guide to Famous Graves in Greece and the Mediterranean (part of the BBC Ancient Civilizations series). He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.