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This is often the 1st systematic try to survey intimately the archaeological facts for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in old Mesopotamia (c. 8000-300 BC). P.R.S. Moorey experiences in brief the textual facts, and is going directly to learn intimately a variety of crafts and fabrics: stones, either universal and decorative, animal items, ceramics, glazed fabrics and glass, metals, and development fabrics. With a entire bibliography, this generously illustrated quantity may be a key paintings of reference for archaeologists and people drawn to the early background of crafts and know-how, in addition to for experts within the historic close to East.

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