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Contents Preface Acknowledgments Author¿s Note Chronology: 10,000 B.C. to A.D. 1515 I. Lost Kingdoms and Biblical Lands 1. A Legacy of Civilizations 2. Early Travelers 3. Carsten Niebuhr at Persepolis II. Consuls and Cuneiform 4. Claudius James Rich 5. Diplomacy and Archaeology in Baghdad 6. The Euphrates Expedition 7. Cuneiform Deciphered III. Palaces of Kings 8. Excavations at Khorsabad 9. Layard of Nineveh 10. Nimrud and Khorsabad IV. Tablets and Tells 11. Excavations in Babylonia 12. The Royal Lion Hunt 13. The Deluge Tablets 14. Gates and Palaces 15. A Scramble for Tablets 16. Sumer Discovered 17. Nebuchadnezzar¿s Babylon 18. Leonard Woolley at Carchemish V. Science and Nationalism 19. Gertrude Bell and the New Iraq 20. Woolley at Ur 21. Nationalism and Archaeology 22. Catastrophe Notes Guide to Further Reading Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Iraq -- Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Iraq.
Archaeologists -- Iraq -- Biography.