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Focusing on the civilizations of Mesopotamia and the Far East, this book explains how and why the first writing developed; where were the world's earliest cities built; what were the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon and who invented the signs of the zodiac.
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Describes ancient Mesopotamia, now located in present-day Iraq, and traces its history, technological innovations, people, and culture from 10,000 to 539 B.C.