By Philip Steele

Be an eyewitness to old Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. detect the birthplace of writing and farming and the place the 1st nice towns, states and empires rose; domestic to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the image utilizing the clip-art CD with over a hundred remarkable photos to obtain. Then use the enormous pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for initiatives or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed consultant and CD will convey and inform you every little thing you want to find out about this historical land and civilization. "I am an important fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There isn't really a toddler that will manage to withstand opting for that up" - "Reader Reviews".

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It formed part of a story. The panel on the facing wall showed the conquest of peoples in southern Mesopotamia. In this panel, Assyrian scribes list the spoils of war. Archaeologists have found writing boards like the one shown in this panel. They were covered in wax, which could be melted after use, so that the writing surface could be used more than once. 50 GLAZES AND GLASS This colourful fragment of Assyrian glazed pottery shows a leaping mountain goat. Glazes are glossy or glassy surfaces created when clay is fired in kilns.

THE SUPERHERO This stone figure from the palace of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin may represent Gilgamesh. The hero was famed for his great strength, which was a gift from his mother, the goddess Ninsun. His father was King Lugalbanda. Gilgamesh was said to be more god than man. His beauty came from the sun god, Shamash, while his courage was a gift from Adad, the god of storms. The epic describes Gilgamesh as a cruel king. His people prayed for help and the gods sent Enkidu, the wild man. When Enkidu and Gilgamesh became friends, the gods sent monsters to kill them.

9 TE S , / OU . 3IPPAR N +UTHA ) ! IPPUR "ORSIPPA 3USA 5RUK BIAN 5R RA PH TA - RR TE E I ED 3 %U A AN EA N #ARCHEMISH THE ISHTAR GATE KM MILES 52      4H E' F UL This is a reconstruction of one of eight gates leading into the inner city of Babylon. It was built in about 575 bce and was dedicated to the goddess Ishtar. Through it passed the Processional Way, a sacred route to the temple of Marduk. The Ishtar Gate was faced with blue glazed bricks and decorated with designs of bulls and dragons.

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