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The Standard Of Ur

Author : Sarah Collins
ISBN : 0714151130
Genre : History
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The Standard of Ur is one of the most famous objects to be discovered from ancient Mesopotamia. This beautifully illustrated short introduction tells the story of discovery and significance of this splendid object.
Category: History

Treasures From The Royal Tombs Of Ur

Author : Univ Of Pennsylvania Pr
ISBN : 0924171545
Genre : Social Science
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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects excavated in the 1930s by the renowned British archaeologist, Sir Leonard Woolley, at the third millennium B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time—jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Renowned art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.
Category: Social Science

The Ox Boy Of Ur

Author : Rose Shaw
ISBN : 9781491728727
Genre : Fiction
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During a time when men think the stars are little children of the moon, thirteen-year-old Zim-ri is sold into slavery by his uncaring, debt-ridden father. After he is taken from his home, Zim walks in line with the other captives to the noble city of Ur, where he will learn his fate. Along the way, an old woman from his village stumbles in the line ahead of him. Zim rushes to Mara’s side and promises the guards he will help her on the journey. As the two quickly bond, Mara teaches Zim how to see the world differently, deal with his fear of demons, and celebrate his talents. When Zim and the group finally arrive in the ancient city, Zim does his best to fit in while he and his ox work in the shadow of the great ziggurat where illness, sandstorms, and the unfamiliar laws make existence a challenge. More adventures wait outside Ur’s walls, including robbers and a treasure—but Zim longs for just one thing: a family who loves him unconditionally. In this compelling young adult tale, a teen sold into slavery must build a new life for himself, thwart evil villains, and save a life—all while searching for the kind of happiness and acceptance he has always wanted.
Category: Fiction


Author : Catherine Johns
ISBN : 0674023234
Genre : Art
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Chronicles the diverse roles the horse has played in human warfare, travel, ceremony, hunting, racing, and myth and symbolism as viewed in this collection of four-color illustrations of British Museum artworks and artifacts that trace perceptions of the horse through time and space.
Category: Art

Sarai High Priestess Of Ur The Journey

Author : R. E. Joyce
ISBN : 1449039774
Genre : Fiction
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If you enjoyed The Red Tent you will likely also enjoy Sarai, High Priestess of Ur, as this story unfolds the hidden early life of the first matriarch of Genesis and her journey towards her destiny. The Bible defines Sarah as the obedient wife of the Patriarch Abraham. The jewish priests who wrote Genesis more than a thousand years after Sarah allegedly lived defined her role for her in accordance with their beliefs. But some scholars believe that Sarah was a priestess, not only a priestess but a high priestess serving the Goddess Inanna in the temple at Ur. This novel presents Sarah as the High Priestess who celebrates the Sacred Marriage ritual with kings and pharaohs to confirm their right to rule. But an adventurous journey begins when Sarah rejects the "sacred" laws of Ur's priesthood and she must flee for her life!
Category: Fiction

History Of Art

Author : Horst Woldemar Janson
ISBN : 0131828959
Genre : Art
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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.
Category: Art

The Never Ending Feast

Author : Kaori O'Connor
ISBN : 9781847889270
Genre : Architecture
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Feast! Throughout human history, and in all parts of the world, feasts have been at the heart of life. The great museums of the world are full of the remains of countless ghostly feasts – dishes that once bore rich meats, pitchers used to pour choice wines, tall jars that held beer sipped through long straws of gold and lapis, immense cauldrons from which hundreds of people could be served. Why were feasts so important, and is there more to feasting than abundance and enjoyment? The Never-Ending Feast is a pioneering work that draws on anthropology, archaeology and history to look at the dynamics of feasting among the great societies of antiquity renowned for their magnificence and might. Reflecting new directions in academic study, the focus shifts beyond the medieval and early modern periods in Western Europe, eastwards to Mesopotamia, Assyria and Achaemenid Persia, early Greece, the Mongol Empire, Shang China and Heian Japan. The past speaks through texts and artefacts. We see how feasts were the primary arena for displays of hierarchy, status and power; a stage upon which loyalties and alliances were negotiated; the occasion for the mobilization and distribution of resources, a means of pleasing the gods, and the place where identities were created, consolidated – and destroyed. The Never-Ending Feast transforms our understanding of feasting past and present, revitalising the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, material culture and food studies, for all of which it is essential reading.
Category: Architecture

Daily Life In Ancient Sumer

Author : Nick Hunter
ISBN : 9781484625835
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book explores what life was really like for everyday people in ancient Sumer. Using primary sources and information from archeological discoveries, it uncovers some fascinating insights and explodes some myths. Supported by timelines, maps, and references to important events and people, children will really feel they are on a time-traveling journey when reading this book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Unveiling The Messiah In The Dead Sea Scrolls

Author : Margaret S. King
ISBN : 9781465392206
Genre : Religion
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The author is convinced that the early Byzantine Church deliberately cut out sections from an historic text to conceal the truth about the crucifixion of a man they were promoting as their Messiah. She solves the mystery by reconstructing the deleted sections. King pieces together what happened in Jerusalem during the trial and attempted crucifixion of the real Messiah and shows that the key passages that were tampered with are actually the missing link that connects the Dead Sea Scrolls to the New Testament Gospels. Using those passags and the history of the period, she identifies the figures mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Category: Religion

Ancient Mesopotamia Book And Powerpoint Cd

Author : Linda Armstrong
ISBN : 9781429104968
Genre : History
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Our popular Illuminating History series is now available with PowerPoint CDs! Each 32-page book includes a CD with 8 full-color illustrations and corresponding blackline reproducible pages in a PowerPoint format. You can now use your ink-jet or laser printer to produce both reproducible worksheets and color images. Since printed worksheets are also bound in the book, you can always make copies with a photocopier. For classrooms, the illustrations can be printed on plastic fur use with an overhead projector, or they can be shown as a PowerPoint presentation on computer monitors and multimedia projectors. Each 32 worksheet pages, 8 color illustrations
Category: History

Working With Secondary Students Who Have Language Difficulties

Author : Mary Brent
ISBN : 9781136605277
Genre : Education
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Language is the foundation of everything that goes on at school and is critical for formal learning and to interact socially. This book represents a whole school approach that includes tips for: identifying pupils with language learning difficulties following the book's simply explained guidelines; helping pupils overcome stumbling blocks by using the book's practical classroom strategies; modifying the schools curriculum to best support pupils with language learning difficulties; and timesaving resources in photocopiable format.
Category: Education

A Survey Of The Old Testament

Author : Andrew E. Hill
ISBN : 9780310590668
Genre : Religion
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This innovative textbook at long last provides an Old Testament survey for undergraduate students that goes beyond basic content. The book attempts to balance the literary, historical, and theological issues pertaining to each individual book and to the Old Testament as a whole. The main portion of the survey treats each book of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon. This information does not simply rehash the biblical material, but assumes that the Scriptures are being read alongside the survey. The book focuses its primary attention on the purpose and message of each book and attempts to show how the literary structure of each one has been used to accomplish the author's purpose. The survey also introduces readers to the issues of hermeneutics (general and special), history (Israelite and Near Eastern), archaeology, canon, geography, Old Testament theology (biblical and systematic), and critical methodologies. All these issues are dealt with in separate chapters at a basic introductory level that never allows the reader to lose sight, as it were, of the forest while wandering through the trees. In addressing critical issues of date and authorship, the survey avoids a polemical stance. Hill and Watson seek to depend on the evidence of the text rather than on presuppositions to substantiate their views. Their commitment to the authority of the biblical text results in a book that, while notably evangelical, is not always traditional. The authors approach the survey mindful of two complicating factors in Old Testament study. First, God's revelation did not come by way of the English language or through Western culture, and therefore we today have to work carefully to receive the message clearly. Second, even when we are listening, we have a tendency to be selective about what we hear or to try to make the message conform to our ideas. The solution is to allow the Bible to speak for itself. The informed reader will find much innovation here and a keen awareness of current scholarship relating to the Old Testament. Above all, this textbook will bring a new vigor and excitement to the Old Testament as readers learn to discover its story for themselves and see how to understand it as a substantial part of God's self-revelation to humankind. This survey is well illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs. Additional features are the questions for study and the annotated reading list at the end of each chapter.
Category: Religion

Time Travellers

Author : Sue Bursztynski
ISBN : 1869614852
Genre : Archaeology
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Are you ready to travel back though time to ancient cities, royal tombs and sacred places? Have you ever dreamed of discovering the tomb of an ancient Egyptian king, or searching for the legendary Trojan Horse? Time will take you there! So grab your hat and bullwhip, and come along for the ride!
Category: Archaeology

Gardner S Art Through The Ages The Western Perspective

Author : Fred S. Kleiner
ISBN : 9781285531755
Genre : Art
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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Fourteenth Edition, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions, plus many great features that make it easier for you to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, incorporating new artists and art works and providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Art

Bridges Mesopotamia

Author : Sunita Apte
ISBN : 9781450928076
Genre : Civilization, Ancient
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Readers learn about life in the world's earliest civilization, known as Mesopotamia, from 6000-530 B.C.
Category: Civilization, Ancient

Understanding History

Author : John Child
ISBN : 0435312103
Genre : Great Britain
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The first of a three-part series which aims to provide a complete history course for the whole of Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. A teacher's set, including photocopiable worksheets, accompanies each pupil book.
Category: Great Britain

Ancient Egyptian Mesopotamian Persian Costume

Author : Mary G. Houston
ISBN : 9780486142654
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns show cut of the garments.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Palace Of Minos

Author : Arthur Evans
ISBN : 9781108061063
Genre : History
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Published 1921-35, this highly illustrated multi-volume excavation report documents the discovery of Minoan civilisation on Crete.
Category: History

The Origins Of War

Author : Jean Guilaine
ISBN : 9780470775394
Genre : Social Science
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Stretching across continents and centuries, The Origins of War: Violence in Prehistory provides a fascinating examination of executions, torture, ritual sacrifices, and other acts of violence committed in the prehistoric world. Written as an accessible guide to the nature of life in prehistory and to the underpinnings of human violence. Combines symbolic interpretations of archaeological remains with a medical understanding of violent acts. Written by an eminent prehistorian and a respected medical doctor.
Category: Social Science