History of Mesopotamia. Gods, heroes and legendary cities
For 180 years, archaeologists have been exploring archaeological sites in the Middle East in search of cities that have long been part of the legend, through the Bible or the Greco-Roman tradition. The time is no longer ripe for a naive attempt to confirm the existence of such a city or legendary episode, because modern research on the ancient Near East has been nourished by a coming and going between these legends (biblical but also Mesopotamian), historical research and the work of archaeologists.
Behind each of these archaeological sites stands out beyond the legend a whole vision of a highly sophisticated world marked very early on by catastrophic episodes, but also by an extraordinary capacity for regeneration, that of extraordinarily creative metropolises, from Uruk to Babylon. Each chapter therefore attempts to evoke both a theme derived from legendary narratives, which is linked to archaeological research, and historical characters themselves often caught between legend and history (such as Sargon, Assurbanipal or Nebuchadnezzar).
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- 16 x 24 x 2,1 cm
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