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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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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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Everyday Life in Babylon and Assyria
Everyday Life in Babylon and Assyria
by Georges Contenau
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M. Contenau has chosen to survey the period between 700 and 530 B. C. out of the whole 2600 years of Mesopotamian civilization for two reasons: it is the most representative and more is known about it than any other time in the history of this culture... (read more)

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Through the Ages in Palestinian Archaeology
Through the Ages in Palestinian Archaeology
by Walter E Rast
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The public s continuing fascination with Near Eastern archaeology has often been frustrated by highly technical and specialized studies. This volume masterfully rectifies that situation. Here, in concise and readable form, is a comprehensive introduction... (read more)

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Petra
Petra
by Maria Giulia Guzzo
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Lydia G. Cochrane has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press.... (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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Sadly, unlike other museum catalogues that this book resembles, the collection of antiquities dating from the dawn of civilization that are depicted and described in this work no longer exists, having been systematically looted and destroyed in the... (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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Historical Atlas of the Holy Lands (Historical Atlas)
Historical Atlas of the Holy Lands (Historical Atlas)
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Though generated from the standpoint of the Bible, the shared heritage among Jews, Christians, and Muslims of the holy lands of the eastern Mediterranean is acknowledged in the essays of this atlas, written for high school level readers. The religious... (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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"Eye-opening . . . As good as a detective novel, as interesting to an archeologist as to a political scientist."--Guy Davenport, Harper's... (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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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon
Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon
by Lesley Adkins
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British archaeologist Adkins follows British scholar Rawlinson (1810-95) on his fieldwork in Mesopotamia and his decipherment of the sixth-century BC cuneiform inscriptions at Bisitun and the Babylonian language that they represented. His achievements... (read more)

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Face of Ancient Orient (01 Edition)
Face of Ancient Orient (01 Edition)
by Sabatino Moscati
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Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others.and#160;"A valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." and#8212; American Historical Review. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1... (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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The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization
The Goddess and the Bull: Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization
by Michael Balter
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Michael Balter worked for many years as a political, environmental, and travel writer with hundreds of features in the Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure, Islands, and the International Herald Tribune. Currently he is a correspondent for Science and... (read more)

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The Babylonians: An Introduction
The Babylonians: An Introduction
by Gwendolyn Leick
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and#160;A visit to Ankara, Turkey, would include a trip to Anitkabir, the burial site of Turkeyandrsquo;s founder and first president, Ataturk. The massive stone building houses numerous sculptures and a large ceremonial plaza and is surrounded by an... (read more)

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Nineveh and Its Remains
Nineveh and Its Remains
by Austen Henry Layard
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"One of the great archeology books of all time."--Brian Fagan from his introduction... (read more)

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Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History
Ancient Turkey: A Traveller's History
by Seton Lloyd
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"Very well written and very readable, presented with the mastery and wisdom of long and intimate experience. . . . It will awaken and stimulate the interest of lay readers, provide a welcome historical frame that is lacking in most accounts of Anatolian... (read more)

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Mesopotamia : the Invention of the City (01 Edition)
Mesopotamia : the Invention of the City (01 Edition)
by Gwendolyn Leick
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More than seven thousand years ago, the first urban civilization began in Mesopotamia, in an area corresponding to present-day Iraq. This remarkable book is the first to reveal everyday life as it was in ten long-lost Mesopotamian cities. Using... (read more)

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Ancient Near East Vol.1 an Anthology (Princeton Studies on the Near East)
Ancient Near East Vol.1 an Anthology (Princeton Studies on the Near East)
by James B Pritchard
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The Description for this book, Ancient Near East, Volume 1: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures, will be forthcoming.... (read more)

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