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The Conquest of Assyria: Excavations in an Antique Land Mogens T Larsen

The Conquest of Assyria: Excavations in an Antique Land

Mogens T Larsen

Published June 3rd 2014
ISBN : 9781317949947
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416 pages
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The Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered inMoreThe Conquest of Assyria tells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the cuneiform system of writing and the rediscovery of a lost civilisation.