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By Anthony Green

Ancient Mesopotamia was once a wealthy, diversified and hugely advanced tradition whose achievements incorporated the discovery of writing and the improvement of refined city society. This e-book deals an introductory consultant to the ideals and customs of the traditional Mesopotamians, as published of their artwork and their writings among approximately 3000 B.C. and the appearance of the Christian period. Gods, goddesses, demons, monsters, magic, myths, non secular symbolism, ritual, and the religious international are all mentioned in alphabetical entries starting from brief debts to prolonged essays. Names are given in either their Sumerian and Akkadian varieties, and all entries are absolutely cross-referenced. an invaluable advent offers old and geographical historical past and describes the resources of our wisdom concerning the faith, mythology and magic of "the cradle of civilisation".

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