Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

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The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 bce to the fall of Assyria (612 bce) and Babylon (539 bce). Students, teachers, and interested readers will discover fascinating details about the lives of these people taken from the ancients' own quotations and descriptions. These detailed anecdotes from the people themselves easily convey factual material. A wealth of information is provided on such varied topics as: education; literature; mathematics and science; city vs. country life; family life; and religion, as well as many other subjects.The second type of board game, the game of fifty-eight holes, is an early model for cribbage. Two lot-boards, one connected with the twelve signs of the zodiac, contained instructions on the back about how the game was played. We learn howanbsp;...

Title:Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Author:Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1998-01-01


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