From the list on ancient Sumerian mythology.
Who am I?
I have always been interested in ancient civilizations and have studied extensively from Egypt to Hebrew. One of the great mysteries is why all of our ancestors seem to be so concerned with powerful gods from other realms. Do such other realms exist? Did the ancients experience physical or spiritual phenomena? It remains a great mystery. However, as I read the ancient stories it became clear that perhaps our normal ways of interpreting their own experiences may not be entirely accurate. Perhaps they deserve another reading with a fresh set of eyes.
Ken's book list on ancient Sumerian mythology
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Why did Ken love this book?
Crawford expands deeply on some of the ideas presented in Kramer, and really delves into more of the cultural aspects of agriculture, architecture, and writing to name a few. She clearly thinks of these ancient people as equals with whom we could easily empathize. Indeed, the book has a timeless quality of the human spirit which rings true even in a postmodern age.
Sumer and the Sumerians
Why should I read it?
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What is this book about?
Mesopotamia produced one of the best-known ancient civilizations, with a literate, urban culture and highly-developed political institutions. In this fully revised and expanded edition of her classic text, Sumer and the Sumerians, Harriet Crawford reviews the extraordinary social and technological developments in the region from 3800 to 2000 BC. Drawing on the most up-to-date historical and archaeological sources, she provides a thematic exploration of this ancient civilization, examining its physical and historical background, changing settlement patterns, public and private architecture and cultural developments of the period. In this new edition, the chapter on Manufacturing Industries and Trade has been enlarged…
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