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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
by Scott Korb
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What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question... (read more)

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
by Scott Korb
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What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question... (read more)

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Leopard's Tail (06 - Old Edition)
Leopard's Tail (06 - Old Edition)
by Ian Hodder
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A dynamic firsthand account of the discoveries at this seminal site in Turkey, one of the first farming settlements in history. Illustratsd with images of the art, the excavations, and the people involved in the world-famous dig, this book enhances our... (read more)

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Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum
Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum
by Ann Searight
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This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range... (read more)

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In Search of Trojan War
In Search of Trojan War
by Michael Wood
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Tales of Troy and its heroesand#151;Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helenand#151;have fired the human imagination for 3,000 years. With In Search of the Trojan War, Michael Wood brings vividly to life the legend and lore of the Heroic... (read more)

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The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
by Nicholas Clapp
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The most fabled city in ancient Arabia was Ubar, described in the Koran as "the many-columned city whose like has not been built in the entire land." But like Sodom and Gomorrah, Ubar was destroyed by God for the sins of its people. Buried in the desert... (read more)

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The Sumerians
The Sumerians
by C Leonard Woolley
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The idea that Egypt was the earliest civilization has been entirely exploded. The Sumerians had reached a very high level of culture by 3500 B.C.E., and may be said with some justice to be the forerunners of all the Old World civilizations of Egypt... (read more)

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Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E.
Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E.
by Daniel Snell
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For general readers with an interest in historical events that have influenced the development of Europe and the Middle East, for specialists seeking a broader understanding of early periods of middle eastern history, and for anyone with an interest in... (read more)

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Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E.
Life in the Ancient Near East, 3100-332 B.C.E.
by Daniel Snell
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In this sweeping overview of life in the ancient Near East, Daniel Snell surveys the history of the region from the invention of writing five thousand years ago to Alexander the Great's conquest in 332 B.C.E. The book is the first comprehensive history... (read more)

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The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia
The Looting of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad: The Lost Legacy of Ancient Mesopotamia
by Milbry Polk
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In April of 2003, the world reacted in shock at the news of the looting of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. Priceless antiquities, spanning ten thousand years of human history, were smashed into pieces or stolen, and one of the most important storehouses of... (read more)

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Mesopotamia: The Mighty Kings
Mesopotamia: The Mighty Kings
by Time Life
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Readers assume the role of archaeologists, uncovering secrets of ancient civilizations. Stunning photographs and illustrations, plus detailed cutaways, maps and diagrams.... (read more)

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A Timeless Vale: Archaeology and Related Studies of the Jordan Valley (Aup - Leiden University Press)
A Timeless Vale: Archaeology and Related Studies of the Jordan Valley (Aup - Leiden University Press)
by Eva Kaptijn
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Written and organized in honor of renowned Leiden archaeologist Gerrit van der Kooij, A Timeless Vale presents a wealth of research on the prehistory and history of the Jordan Valley. Chronologically and thematically diverse, the chapters cover a range... (read more)

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Ancient Near East Volume 2
Ancient Near East Volume 2
by James Ben Pritchard
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This volume makes available some of the most important discovered source material for the historian of the ancient Near East.... (read more)

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The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer: An Archaeological Scandal
The Buddha and Dr Fuhrer: An Archaeological Scandal
by Charles Allen
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This true account of the scandal that enveloped the discovery in 1898 of an inscribed casket said to contain the ashes of the Buddha, is set against the background of the high noon of the British Raj. In January 1898 a British landowner, William Claxton... (read more)

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God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
by Sean Kingsley
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God's Gold explores the fate of the greatest biblical treasure in history, the central icons of the Jewish faith looted from the Temple of Jerusalem. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, and the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence were plundered... (read more)

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The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay of Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East
The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay of Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East
by Henri Frankfort
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The people in ancient times the phenomenal world was teeming with life; the thunderclap, the sudden shadow, the unknown and eerie clearing in the wood, all were living things. This unabridged edition traces the fascinating history of thought from the pre-... (read more)

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The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands
by Nicholas Clapp
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No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia... (read more)

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The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk
The Leopard's Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Catalhoyuk
by Ian Hodder
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The Neolithic mound of Çatalhöyük became internationally famous in the 1960s when an ancient town--one of the oldest in the world--was discovered together with wonderful wall paintings and sculptures, many featuring images of leopards. The... (read more)

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The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts
The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts
by Israel Finkelstein
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Is the Bible true? For the last hundred and fifty years a war has been waged over the historical reliability of the Hebrew scriptures. Recent dramatic discoveries of biblical archaeology have cast serious doubt on the familiar account of ancient Israel... (read more)

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Botanical Aspects of Environment and Economy at Gordion, Turkey
Botanical Aspects of Environment and Economy at Gordion, Turkey
by Naomi F Miller
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The archaeological site of Gordion is most famous as the home of the Phrygian king Midas and as the place where Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot on his way to conquer Asia. Located in central Anatolia (present-day Turkey) near the confluence of... (read more)

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