by Don Nardo


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The peoples of ancient Mesopotamia oversaw one of the major cradles of human civilization. The world's first cities and empires grew on the plains of what is now Iraq. Some of the world's first farmers worked land in what historians call the Fertile Crescent.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756545888
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Series: Exploring the Ancient World
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 11 Years

About the Author

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Story of Mesopotamia 4

Chapter 2 Family and Home Life 16

Chapter 3 Arts and Architecture 22

Chapter 4 Gods and Religious Beliefs 30

Chapter 5 A Profound Legacy 40

Timeline 44

Glossary 45

Select Bibliography 46

Additional Resources 47

Index 48

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