Encyclopedia of the Ancient Worldby Jane Bingham, Jane Chisholm, Fiona Chandler
This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia follows the dramatic history of the world's early civilizations, from the first farmers of the Middle East to the rise of mighty empires in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Stunning photographs and detailed reconstructions create a vivid picture of life in the ancient world, while the comprehensive factfinders include a time chart, who's who, and lots more about gods and goddesses, mythology and details of recent archaeological finds.
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There is a series of these books,in soft or hard cover. All are superb. This book is an outstanding summary which helps one place the events in appropriate sequence, something normally very difficult to do. Ideal for the intelligent & interested child, the traveling adult, or the budding history buff.