Situated in an area roughly corresponding to present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is one of the great, ancient civilizations, though it is still relatively unknown. Yet, over 7,000 years ago in Mesopotamia, the very first cities were created. This is the first book to reveal how life was lived in ten Mesopotamian cities: from Eridu, the Mesopotamian Eden, to that potent symbol of decadence, Babylon – the first true metropolis: multicultural, multi-ethnic, the last centre of a dying civilization.
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About Gwendolyn Leick
Gwendolyn Leick is the author of various publications on the ancient Near East.
Published by Penguin Books Jun 24, 2003| 384 Pages| ISBN 9780140265743