The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, historical past and paintings of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. together with fabric hitherto unpublished from fresh excavations, the articles are organised thematically utilizing facts from archaeology, texts and the usual sciences. This vast therapy also will make the amount of curiosity to scholars trying to find comparative information in allied topics equivalent to old literature and early religions.
Providing an authoritative, accomplished and recent evaluate of the Sumerian interval written by means of the very best certified students within the box, The Sumerian World will fulfill scholars, researchers, teachers, and the a professional layperson wishing to appreciate the realm of southern Mesopotamia within the 3rd millennium.
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