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Newly revised and containing details from fresh excavations and came upon artifacts, Ancient Iraq covers the political, cultural, and socio-economic heritage from Mesopotamia days of prehistory to the Christian period.

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G. Lambert in England, Professors S. N. Kramer and J. B. Pritchard in the USA, Professor J. Bottéro, Madame Florence Malbarn-Labat and M. J. P. Grégoire in France and, for this edition, Professors David and Joan Oates, J. V. Kinnier-Wilson and H. W. F. Saggs in England, M. Olivier Rouault, Madame Sylvie Lackenbacher and Professor Dominique Charpin in France, Madame Duchesne-Guillemin in Belgium and Professor A. K. Grayson in Canada. Last but not least, I wish to thank my wife Christiane for the innumerable tasks she performed to assist me.

Throughout the world there exists a growing number of persons from all walks of life who are deeply interested in history in general and in the ancient Orient in particular. Cultured and eager to learn, these persons have not yet found gathered in one volume of reasonable size all the information they desire on a country which, with very good reasons, fascinates them. It is for this enlightened public that this book has primarily been written. But among those kind enough to look with indulgence upon my articles in Iraq Petroleum were also several university professors.

IN SEARCH OF THE PAST The Buried Cities of Iraq Dating the Past Archaeological Research in Iraq 3. FROM CAVE TO FARM Palaeolithic Mesolithic Neolithic 4. FROM VILLAGE TO CITY The Hassuna Period The Samarra Period The Halaf Period The Ubaid Period 5. BIRTH OF A CIVILIZATION The Uruk Period The Jemdat Nasr Period The Sumerian Problem 6. THE GODS OF SUMER The Sumerian Pantheon Tales of Creation Life, Death and Destiny 7. AN AGE OF HEROES From ‘Adam’ to the Deluge The Great Flood Dynasties of Supermen The Story of Gilgamesh 8.

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