Table of contents for The ancient Near Eastern world / Amanda H. Podany and Marni McGee.

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Prologue: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME
Chapter 1: ANCIENT TRASH AND BURIED TREASURE: 
Archaeology in the Ancient Near East
Chapter 2: RIVERS AND DITCHES, TEMPLES AND FARMS: 
Irrigation and the Growth of Towns
Chapter 3: OF POTTERS AND POTS, PLOWMEN AND PLOWS
Technology and the First Cities
Chapter 4: HOW WORDS CHANGED THE WORLD 
The Invention of Writing 
Chapter 5: A WORLD FULL OF GODS AND GODDESSES 
Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia
Chapter 6: THE DEATH OF A SUMERIAN LADY 
Queens, Kings, and Religion in Early Cities
Chapter 7: THE FIRST SUPERHERO
The Story of Gilgamesh 
Chapter Eight: THE WORLD'S FIRST EMPIRE BUILDER
Sargon, King of Akkad 
Chapter 9: THE CARE AND FEEDING OF ANCIENT GODS
Priestesses and Priests in Ancient Mesopotamia
Chapter 10: LAYING DOWN THE LAW
Hammurabi and the First Lawmakers
CHAPTER 11: ORDER IN THE COURT! 
The Justice System in Ancient Mesopotamia 
Chapter 12: FARMERS AND DOCTORS, BARBERS AND BUILDERS 
Mesopotamian Workers, Slave and Free 
Chapter 13: UR-UTU'S STORY
The Mesopotamian Family 
	
Chapter 14: SCRIBES, SCHOOL, AND SCHOOL BOYS
Education in Ancient Mesopotamia
Chapter 15: LOVERS, SISTERS, AND COOKS 
Life in a Mesopotamian Palace
Chapter 16: THE SURPRISE ENDING OF THE BABYLONIAN EMPIRE
Hittite Victories and Indo-European Languages
Chapter 17: BRIDES AND BROTHER KINGS	
Diplomacy and the Great Powers
Chapter 18: KING DAVID AND HIS FAMILY 
The Settlements and Politics of the Israelites and the Levant 
Chapter 19: ONE GOD, MANY STORIES 
The Beliefs of the Israelite People 
Chapter 20: THE LOST LAWS OF THE ISRAELITES
The Exodus and the Ten Commandments 
Chapter 21: ASSYRIA'S FIGHTER KINGS 
Warriors Build an Empire 
Chapter 22: A BRIGHT STAR SHINES--BRIEFLY 
Babylon Rises, Judah Falls 
Chapter 23: A MOTHER'S LOVE AND A RULER'S TEARS 
The Last Mesopotamian King
Chapter 24: OF CAMELS, KINGS, AND CONQUERORS 
The Persian Empire 
Epilogue: A WORLD NOT TRULY LOST

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Middle East -- History -- To 622 -- Juvenile literature.
Middle East -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.