Assyriaby Kathleen Tracy
The land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modernday Iraq is called the Cradle of Civilization. And one of the greatest ancient empires to rule the region was the Assyrians. The early settlers were famous for their skill at trading. Later, they were equally known for their artwork and for their medical knowledge. Eventually, they were best known for their military might. At the height of its empire, the Assyrian king ruled over the Egyptians, the Persians, and the Babylonians.
Travel back in time to see what daily life was like for everyday Assyrians, from the type of clothes they wore and the food they ate, to the religion they practiced and their interest in literature and the arts. Also find out what happened if you broke the law. (Here's a hint: Assyrians caught stealing usually ended up missing fingers or hands.)
Although the Assyrian Empire ended thousands of years ago, its contributions to civilization are still evident today.
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