The first great civilizations; life in Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, and Egypt

by Jacquetta Hawkes

Paper Book, 1973

Status

Available

Call number

DS57 .H37

Publication

New York, Knopf; [distributed by Random House] 1973.

Description

The First Great Civilizations is an enthralling historical work which carries the full excitement of archaeological discovery and provokes a large reappraisal of the impact these cultures still exercise on our own.

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LibraryThing member keylawk
The author writes archeology for the layman, and is the wife of writer, J.B. Priestly.

This work contrasts the Mesopotamians (constant warfare, led by
competing gods, making walled cities) and the Egyptians (rural, eternal
life) essentially changeless.
The description of the Indus Valley is linked
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Physical description

xxvi, 465 p.; 25 cm

ISBN

0394461614 / 9780394461618

Barcode

34662000518511
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