Archaeology Mesopotamia Stone Age to Persian Cyrus Conquest Sumer Akkad Babylon

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,688) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 123558576638 The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: From the Old Stone Age to the Persian Conquest by Seton Lloyd. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 251 pages. Publisher: Thames and Hudson; (1978). Ancient Mesopotamia, the “valley of the twin rivers”, Tigris and Euphrates, was the cradle of civilization in the Near East. Here, among the Sumerians, the earliest experiments were made in writing and mathematics, organized religion and the communal administration of city-states. For over a century archaeologists have sought to uncover remains of the first human settlements and the great towns into which they later developed. Today several thousand books and articles concerned with the archaeology of Mesopotamia are in existence, yet curiously no recent attempt has been made to provide an up-to-date synthesis of their conclusions. In this important study Professor Seton Lloyd fills the gap. The chronological sweep extends from the Stone Age down to the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus the Great in 539 B.C., taking in the pre-dynastic millennia, the rise and fall and of Sumer and Akkad, Hammurabi’s united kingdom, Assyria and the Empire which it bequeathed to the Later Babylonian kings. Professor Lloyd’s method is to analyze systematically the wealth of material provided by major and minor excavations since 1900 and the developments thus revealed in the realms of art, architecture, religion, and social history. The result is an invaluable work of reference for the student or scholar, and an informed and entertaining introduction to a fascinating subject for the layman. CONDITION: LIKE NEW. Unread/lightly browsed hardcover w/dustjacket. Thames & Hudson (1978) 252 pages. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, seemingly only flipped through a few times, though it's possible it may have been read once by someone with a very light "footprint". My guess however would be that it has been flipped through a few times while on the bookseller's shelf, but never actually purchased, taken home, and "read". I would hasten to add however that while the individual pages are unblemished, when closed there's some dust dinge and/or age discoloration to the top and fore-edge surfaces of the closed page edges (visible only when book is closed, not to individual pages, only to the mass of closed page edges - sometimes referred to as the "page block"). The dustjacket is virtually flawless with no discernible blemishes meriting description (reinforcing my impression that the book has never actually been read). Beneath the dustjacket the covers are likewise unblemished. Given the fact that there's some age discoloration to the mass of closed page edges perhaps you could argue that it lacks the "sex appeal" of a "shelf trophy"...but it's pretty close. Likewise it can be argued that it should not be called "new" despite the fact it's likely unread, as it has clearly been flipped through a few times, and again, the mass of closed page edges shown some age discoloration. But again, it's pretty close. Except for the age discoloration to the mass of closed page edges (and keep in mind the book is 35 years old), the overall condition is not too far removed from what might otherwise pass as "new" stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble or B. Dalton (for example), wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! #1891b. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Introductory overview of archeological finds in Iraq and Syria. The author, Seton Lloyd is universally well known in archaeological circles. During a career of thirty-five years in the Near Eastern field, he excavated a score of important sites, including in Mesopotamia, Eridu, Uqair, Hassuna, and Sumerian cities of the Diyala region. Trained originally as an architect, he gained his first archaeological experience in 1928 as a member of the Egypt Exploration Society's expedition to Tell el Amarna. Acting from 1930 to 1937 as field supervisor to the Iraq Expedition of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute, he worked at the sites of Tell Asmar and Khafajah. From 1949 to 1961 he was director of the British Institute of Archaeology, in Ankara, and from 1962-1969 Professor of Archaeology at the University of London. Among the many books he has published dealing with the archaeology of this area are “Art of the Ancient Near East”, “Foundations in the Dust”, “Ruined Cities of Iraq”, and “Mounds of the Ancient Near East”. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: One of the quintessential classics in its field, the history of the area and excavations organized chronologically by end of Neolithic period, beginning of written history, pre-literate societies, early Sumerian dynasties, pre-Sargonid art and architecture, Akkad Dynasty and Sumerian revival, second millennium B.C., last Assyrian period, last Mesopotamian monarch. Black and white illustrations. Deservedly considered one of the most prominent studies in the field. REVIEW: The history and culture of the area that now forms parts of Iran, Iraq, and Syria are described in terms of artifacts found there dating from the Stone Age to 539 B.C. and the Persian invasion. Magnificent and enthralling history at it’s most readable best. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: A very bold title "Archaeology of Mesopotomia", but the author does an excellent job examining Mesopotomia from the twilight of the Neolithic to the Neo-Babylonian period. Seton describes almost every aspect of interest in all the periods of Mesopotamian Archaeology including the written history, pre-historic and historic sites in northern and southern Iraq, The Sumerian Dynasties, Akkad domination over Sumer, the Assyrians, and lastly the Neo-Babylonians. I thoroughly enjoyed the detail of the book even though the huge degree of coverage that the title suggests is hard to overview in a single volume. A magnificent out-of-print book recommended for anyone interested in Mesopotamian archaeology. A classic! I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). 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That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." Material: The Archaeology of Mesopotamia

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