The Conquest of Assyria
Excavations in An Antique Land, 1840-1860Book - 1996
The Conquest of Assyriatells what must surely be one of the most romantic tales of archaeological endeavour. The great cities and ancient palaces of Mesopotamia had lain buried for over two millenia, and were all but forgotten, half remembered in the Hebrew Bible and Classical texts. This volume records the dramatic finds, the decipherment of the cuneiform system of writing and the rediscovery of a lost civilisation.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 1996.
Branch Call Number: 930. 1 LAR
Characteristics: xiv, 390 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps, ports.