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By Anthony Green

Ancient Mesopotamia was once a wealthy, various and hugely complicated tradition whose achievements incorporated the discovery of writing and the improvement of subtle city society. This publication bargains an introductory advisor to the ideals and customs of the traditional Mesopotamians, as printed 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 types, and all entries are absolutely cross-referenced. an invaluable advent offers ancient and geographical historical past and describes the assets of our wisdom concerning the faith, mythology and magic of "the cradle of civilisation".

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