by Archibald Henry Sayce
Publisher: The Religious Tract Society, 1884
Copyright: Public domain in the USA.
“Fresh Light from the Ancient Monuments” is a book written by A.H. Sayce and was first published in 1884. British linguist, assyriologist, and archaeologist A.H. Sayce specialized in the study of the ancient Near East.
The book provides an overview of the discoveries made by archaeologists in the Middle East during the 19th century. It primarily focuses on the archeological finds from Assyria and Babylonia, two of the most important ancient civilizations in the region. Sayce presents his findings in an accessible and engaging manner, making the book accessible to both scholars and lay readers.
The book was important in its time because it popularized the study of the ancient Near East and its languages. It also helped to shed light on the history, culture, and religion of the ancient civilizations of Assyria and Babylonia.
Today, the book is still regarded as an important work in the field of Assyriology and is considered a classic in the field. It remains a valuable resource for scholars and researchers interested in the history and culture of the ancient Near East.