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The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, historical past and paintings of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. together with fabric hitherto unpublished from contemporary excavations, the articles are organised thematically utilizing proof from archaeology, texts and the normal sciences. This wide remedy also will make the quantity of curiosity to scholars searching for comparative information in allied matters reminiscent of old literature and early religions.

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