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by Michael Kerrigan

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Children's Literature - K. Meghan Robertson
As part of the "Ancients in their own words" series, which includes books about Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks, this look at the Mesopotamians is laid out beautifully with vibrant colored images paired with large, easy to read fonts. There are also great captions, "Did you know?" segments, and a glossary for new terms discovered on the information-packed pages. Despite a few typographical errors with words and dates, the series brings life to the past cultures that shaped some aspects of our modern world, including authentic examples of writings on time-relevant media and other artifacts specific to the culture. Go beyond basic understanding of Ancient Mesopotamia by reading—and viewing—remnants of the culture that grew between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. We can learn much about the Sumerian and Akkadian lands from writings that, religious beliefs, and medicinal practices. From the Sumerian King List from Hammurabi's Code from the Epic of Gilgamesh, we easily draw similarities between the first flood according to Mesopotamians versus the first flood recorded in the Hebrew Bible. As you read more about the Mesopotamians, discover the roles of Sargon and Esarhaddon. Reviewer: K. Meghan Robertson

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
Ancients in Their Own Words Series
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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