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A DWELLER IN MESOPOTAMIA By DONALD MAXWELL
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Few adventurous incidents in our lives seem romantic at the time of their happening, and few places we visit are invested with that glamour that haunt them in recollection or anticipation. I remember... More > comparing the colour scheme of a barge in Baghdad with that of one in Rochester. It was a comparison most unfavourable to Baghdad—a thing the colour of ashes with a thing of red and green and gold. Yet now that I am back in Rochester, the romance lingers around memories of dusty mahailas. It is easy to forget discomfort and insects and feel a certain glamour coming back to things which, at the time, represented the commonplaces of life. There certainly is a glamour about Mesopotamia. It is not so much the glamour of the present as of the past.< Less
A DWELLER IN MESOPOTAMIA By DONALD MAXWELL
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Few adventurous incidents in our lives seem romantic at the time of their happening, and few places we visit are invested with that glamour that haunt them in recollection or anticipation. I remember... More > comparing the colour scheme of a barge in Baghdad with that of one in Rochester. It was a comparison most unfavourable to Baghdad—a thing the colour of ashes with a thing of red and green and gold. Yet now that I am back in Rochester, the romance lingers around memories of dusty mahailas. It is easy to forget discomfort and insects and feel a certain glamour coming back to things which, at the time, represented the commonplaces of life. There certainly is a glamour about Mesopotamia. It is not so much the glamour of the present as of the past.< Less
A Dweller in Mesopotamia By Donald Maxwell
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Letters from Mesopotamia 1915 By Robert Palmer
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Robert Palmer was a young man from a rather privileged background thrown into the First World War. His letters provides tremendous insight into the mind of a young man not realising he only had days... More > and weeks to live. It is nearing the centenary of the beginning of what was known as the Great War. For many people it represents a long forgotten conflict with no relevance to the 21st Century, however the modern world was made on the fields of Flanders and beyond between 1914 - 1918. Most families have a family ancestor who were injured or died in the conflict, this brings the confict closer to home and exposes a personal connection. The Kean Guides World War 1 series tells of the personal cost of this conflict , by republishing dairies, recollections and observations our aim is to educate and encourage study of this War to keep alive the memories of those who went through the hell and survived ,and for the many who sacrificed their lives.< Less
The Lost Cities of Mesopotamia By David K. Campbell
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I journey to hell to reclaim art, but unlike Dante I had no guide. That art is everything. And that narrative poetry is my art. That I also went about reinventing myself back into the person I was... More > really meant to be. That being the narrative poet I had originally started out to be. A choice based purely on a short attention span and not a morbid desire to live a life of abject poverty. (One never chooses what one writes) ‘The Lost Cities of Mesopotamia’ is the journey.< Less
Origins of Monasticism in Mesopotamia By Dale A. Johnson
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This book is an analysis and translation into English of rare manuscripts written in the language of Jesus, Aramaic/Syriac. These are stories of the lives of monks who left Egypt and went to the... More > region of the upper Tigris River and established institutions that remain unto this day. The author lived at Mor Gabriel Monastery while working on this text.< Less
ART OF MESOPOTAMIA: Statues, Figurines, Carving, Drawings and Artifacts By Maximillien De Lafayette
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Published by Times Square Press, New York, Berlin. The book takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to the magnificent art of Mesopotamia. An abundant display of figurines, statues, drawings,... More > sculpture and an astonishing gallery of the artifacts of Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, Akkad and neighboring areas. Discover and enjoy the beauty and magic of the art of the ancient world. In this book you will visit enchanted places and you will meet legendary figures who fashioned the culture, history and civilizations of the Middle East and the Near East. Author’s website www.maximilliendelafayettebibliography.com< Less
Archaeological Sites and Metaphysical Symbols of Mesopotamia and the Ancient World By Maximillien De Lafayette
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Published by Times Square Press. An illustrated guide to archaeological sites, ruins, ancient cities and temples of Babylon, Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, Phoenicia, the Near East and the Middle East,... More > including Ziggurat, maps of the ancient world, metaphysical and esoteric symbols of ancient civilizations, artwork and magnificent plaques.< Less
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Study Guide By BookRags.com
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Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Study Guide consists of approx. 41 pages of summaries and analysis on Mythsfrom Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and... More > Others by Stephanie Dalley.< Less
"A Gilgamesh Play for Teen Readers" (A Tale of the First Myth & Legend of Mesopotamia) By Jerry L. Parks
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The story is the legend of the great king Gilgamesh, and the eventual tragedy of his friendship with Enkidu—lord of the wild. It was written by a Sumerian, but was absorbed into later... More > Babylonian, Akkadian, and other ancient cultures. Because of Gilgamesh’s arrogance and pride, the gods created Enkidu—a warrior as powerful as the king—in order to teach the king humility. The warriors became friends and had many adventures together. But the evil goddess Ishtar punished Enkidu (and eventually Gilgamesh) with an untimely death sentence, and Gilgamesh undertook a long journey in search of Utnoa (Utnapishtim) the Faraway—survivor of the Great Flood. Utnoa alone had knowledge of the secret fruit of immortality, which lay under many waters. At the story’s end, the fruit benefits neither the king nor his friend, but ironically, Gilgamesh—through this timeless story—has indeed become immortal.< Less