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Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary
Gods, Demons and Symbols of Ancient Mesopotamia: An Illustrated Dictionary
by Jeremy Black
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Ancient Mesopotamia was a rich, varied and highly complex culture whose achievements included the invention of writing and the development of sophisticated urban society. This book offers an introductory guide to the beliefs and customs of the ancient... (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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In Search of Trojan War
In Search of Trojan War
by Michael Wood
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Tales of Troy and its heroes—Achilles and Hector, Paris and the legendary beauty Helen—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 Age... (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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Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization
Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization
by A Leo Oppenheim
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"This splendid work of scholarship . . . sums up with economy and power all that the written record so far deciphered has to tell about the ancient and complementary civilizations of Babylon and Assyria."—Edward B. Garside, New York Times Book... (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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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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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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Sacred Geography: A Tale of Murder and Archeology in the Holy Land
Sacred Geography: A Tale of Murder and Archeology in the Holy Land
by Edward Fox
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Biblical archeology has for centuries been subject to the manipulations of adventurers, generals, and statesmen, all seeking to further their own aims. Now more than ever, digging into the Holy Land is a weapon as two rival nations seek to prove their... (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 View from Nebo: How Archeology is Rewriting the Bible and Reshaping the Middle East
The View from Nebo: How Archeology is Rewriting the Bible and Reshaping the Middle East
by Amy Docker Marcus
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This compelling blend of science, history, politics, and biblical scholarship explains how modern archeology is challenging our understanding of the Bible and its accounts of ancient history.... (read more)

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Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: 10,000-586 B. C. E.
Archaeology of the Land of the Bible: 10,000-586 B. C. E.
by Amihai Mazar
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Israeli archaeologist Mazar (Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew U. in Jerusalem) introduces the achievements of the archaeological research in Israel and Jordan, and discusses its implications for our knowledge of the world of the Old Testament. He... (read more)

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Ancient Iraq: Third Edition (Penguin History)
Ancient Iraq: Third Edition (Penguin History)
by Georges Roux
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Newly revised and containing information from recent excavations and discovered artifacts, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic history from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian era.... (read more)

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The Hittites and Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor
The Hittites and Their Contemporaries in Asia Minor
by J G Macqueen
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The Hittites were an Indo-European speaking people who established a kingdom in Anatolia (modern Turkey) almost 4,000 years ago. They rose to become one of the greatest powers of the Ancient Middle Eastern world by conquering Babylon and challenging the... (read more)

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The discovery of Dura-Europos
The discovery of Dura-Europos
by Clark Hopkins
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From the third century A.D. until the 1920s, the ancient city of Dura, which the Greeks called Europos, lay covered by the sands of time. Today, hardly a book that touches on the ancient Eastern Mediterranean or on the development of art and religion in... (read more)

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Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times
Egypt, Canaan, and Israel in Ancient Times
by Donald B Redford
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Covering the time span from the Paleolithic period to the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 B.C., the eminent Egyptologist Donald Redford explores three thousand years of uninterrupted contact between Egypt and Western Asia across the Sinai land-bridge. In... (read more)

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