This book offers a detailed survey on major archaeological discoveries in the Near and Middle East. This classic account focuses on the findings in three great centers of ancient civilization: Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus valley. Professor Childe discusses the excavation of the three cities of Mohenjo-daro and Chanhu-daro on the Indus and Harappa ...Read MoreThis book offers a detailed survey on major archaeological discoveries in the Near and Middle East. This classic account focuses on the findings in three great centers of ancient civilization: Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus valley. Professor Childe discusses the excavation of the three cities of Mohenjo-daro and Chanhu-daro on the Indus and Harappa on the Ravi, and what these sites have revealed about Indian civilization in the third millennium B.C. He describes the findings at the numerous tells between Mesopotamia and the Indus basin, and in the three provinces of the Fertile Crescent; the succession of cultures in pre-dynastic Egypt and the rise of the Pharaohs; the findings at Ur and Kish and the development of an urban civilization in Mesopotamia. Throughout the text, the author sets forth the step-by-step gathering of precise archaeological evidence, relating these findings both to the context of their particular culture and to the larger context of the origins of European history.Read Less
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Covers beginning to curl, light wear around edges; remainder mark on bottom and price marked out on cover; pages are sharp and clean. xiii, 275 p. Contains: illus., index, maps, bibliography.
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Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor edge and corner wear, lightly scuffed, gently shelf worn, corners are lightly bumped and rubbed, no dj, spine is faded, ex-library with the usual library markings, overall a nice used copy! Brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. 255 historical pages nicely enhanced by black and white illustrations and 39 wonderful pages of black and white plates located in the rear of the text! "Barely a thousand years ago Scotland and the rest of northern Europe were still sunk in the night of illiteracy and barbarism. A thousand years earlier and history's light shines upon our dark continent merely from a few points on the shores of the Mediterranean. And in the next millennium these points flicker out one by one until only the ghostly radiance of heroic myth lights up the storied walls of Troy and Tiryns...."----from Chapter 1 (From History to Prehistory).
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