The idea that Egypt was the earliest civilization has been entirely exploded. The Sumerians had reached a very high level of culture by 3500 B.C.E., and may be said with some justice to be the forerunners of all the Old World civilizations of Egypt, Assyria, Asia Minor, Crete, and Greece. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the early history of humankind.
Author: C. Leonard Woolley, Charles Leonard Woolley Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Published: 01/01/1965 Pages: 226 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.46lbs Size: 7.70h x 5.09w x 0.48d ISBN: 9780393002928
About the Author Woolley, Charles Leonard: - Sir Charles Leonard Woolley, as leader of the joint expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the British Museum, directed important excavations on the site of Ur of the Chaldees, a famous city long buried in the desert sand of Mesopotamia.