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Mesopotamia: What Life Was Like in Ancient Sumer, Babylon and Assyria

Mesopotamia: What Life Was Like in Ancient Sumer, Babylon and Assyria

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By (author) Lorna Oakes

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  • Publisher: SOUTHWATER
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 226mm x 8mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1842159178
  • ISBN 13: 9781842159170
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs

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Explore the land between the Two Rivers - one of the most ancient of all civilizations - and investigate why the Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians were among the first to develop writing, mathematics and the science of astronomy. Practical projects include designing a tunic fit for an Assyrian king and learning to play a musical lyre.

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Dr Jen Green received a doctorate from the University of Sussex in 1982. She worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time writer who has written many books for children. Lorna Oakes lectures regularly at the British Museum and Birkbeck College, London University, and has led many lecture tours to Egypt and Syria. Her work with the Education Service at the British Museum includes producing trails and a teacher's guide on the Assyrian Galleries, taking part in the programme of gallery talks and lectures, and teaching school groups and theological college students.