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Be an eyewitness to historical Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. observe the birthplace of writing and farming and the place the 1st nice towns, states and empires rose; domestic to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the image utilizing the clip-art CD with over a hundred extraordinary pictures to obtain. Then use the enormous pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for tasks or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed consultant and CD will convey and let you know every little thing you must find out about this historic land and civilization. "I am an immense fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There is not a toddler that may have the capacity to withstand deciding on that up" - "Reader Reviews".

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Known as the Sassanids, they held on to power until 636 ce. 4! $)! ILE 2E 4H US 3 ) ! 0 % 2 )! 3ELEUCIA "ABYLON 0! 2 4 ( ) ! )! 3EA This small statue from about 250 bce is decorated with gold and gemstones. The horns are in the Babylonian tradition, but the natural representation of the body is Hellenistic. RABIAN3EA King cowers in bronze jar  GREECE AND ASIA This vase shows a scene from Greek mythology, in which the god Herakles defeats a wild boar. The Greeks had always interacted with Asian culture, and this was especially true after Alexander’s conquest.

Phoenician shield THE SEAFARERS This Assyrian stone relief from the ninth century bce shows a Phoenician war galley. Armed warriors man the upper deck, their shields ranged along the side of the ship. Two banks of oars power the vessel forward to the attack. A ship like this would have been about 30 m (100 ft) long. The Phoenicians were the great seafarers of the ancient world and may even have been the first to sail all the way round Africa. Fixture for wooden pole attached to the sled DESERT CARAVAN Camels became a common sight in Mesopotamia from the first millennium bce.

His beauty came from the sun god, Shamash, while his courage was a gift from Adad, the god of storms. The epic describes Gilgamesh as a cruel king. His people prayed for help and the gods sent Enkidu, the wild man. When Enkidu and Gilgamesh became friends, the gods sent monsters to kill them. 48 HUMBABA This terrifying mask of clay represents the fire-breathing demon Humbaba (sometimes spelt Huwawa). He appears in the epic of Gilgamesh as the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived. Humbaba was slain by Gilgamesh and Enkidu, with the aid of the sun god Shamash and the Eight Winds.

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