An introduction to the archaeology of Babylonia and Assyria
by Percy S. P. Handcock
Publisher: Macmillan & Co. 1912
Release Date: Mar 26, 2014
Number of pages: 425
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
This work, which owes its origin to a suggestion made by Dr. Wallis Budge, represents an endeavor on the part of the author to provide a brief account of the civilizations of ancient Babylonia and Assyria in light of the new material.
In addition to the chapters devoted to the cultural evolution of Mesopotamian dwellers, two chapters are devoted to the consideration of Cuneiform writing — its pictorial origin, the history of its decipherment, and the literature for which it is the vehicle.