Mesopotamian Archaeology An introduction to the archaeology of Mesopotamia and Assyria
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Mesopotamian Archaeology An introduction to the archaeology of Mesopotamia and Assyria

By Percy S. P. Handcock
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Table of Contents
  • MESOPOTAMIAN ARCHÆOLOGY
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT
  • CHAPTER I—INTRODUCTION
    • (a) LAND AND PEOPLE
      • RACE
      • SOIL
    • RACE
    • SOIL
    • (b) SKETCH OF BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN HISTORY
  • CHAPTER II—EXCAVATIONS
  • CHAPTER III—DECIPHERMENT OF THE CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTIONS
  • CHAPTER IV—CUNEIFORM INSCRIPTIONS
  • CHAPTER V—ARCHITECTURE
    • MORTAR
    • STONE
    • WOOD
    • METAL
    • TEMPLES
    • PALACES
    • PRIVATE HOUSES
    • THE COLUMN
    • THE ARCH
  • CHAPTER VI—SCULPTURE
    • BAS-RELIEFS
    • SCULPTURE IN THE ROUND
  • CHAPTER VII—METALLURGY
  • CHAPTER VIII—PAINTING
  • CHAPTER IX—CYLINDER-SEALS[129]
  • CHAPTER X—SHELL-ENGRAVING AND IVORY-WORK
    • (A) SHELL-ENGRAVING
    • (B) IVORY-WORK
  • CHAPTER XI—TERRA-COTTA FIGURES AND RELIEFS
  • CHAPTER XII—STONEWARE AND POTTERY
  • CHAPTER XIII—DRESS, MILITARY ACCOUTREMENTS, ETC.
  • CHAPTER XIV—LIFE, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, LAW, RELIGION
    • (A) THE EARLY SUMERIAN PERIOD
      • 1. LAWS, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
      • 2. RELIGION
    • 1. LAWS, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
    • 2. RELIGION
    • (B) THE KHAMMURABI PERIOD
      • 1. LAWS, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
      • 2. RELIGION
    • 1. LAWS, MANNERS AND CUSTOMS
    • 2. RELIGION
    • (C) THE ASSYRIAN ERA
      • 1. STATE OF SOCIETY
      • 2. RELIGION
    • 1. STATE OF SOCIETY
    • 2. RELIGION
    • (D) BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN SYMBOLISM
    • (E) BABYLONIAN ESCHATOLOGY
  • A SHORT BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • LIST OF THE MORE IMPORTANT KINGS AND RULERS AND A BRIEF CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY
  • MAPS
  • FOOTNOTES:
  • INDEX
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