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Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Ancient Near East (Civilizations of the World) (Library Binding)

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of the Ancient Near East (Civilizations of the World) By Michael Kerrigan, Alan Lothian, Piers Vitebsky Cover Image
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This book introduces readers to the epic legends and myths of Mesopotamia's ancient civilizations. One such story tells of the rage of the goddess Ishtar. Spurned by the warrior-king Gilgamesh and seeking to wreak her revenge, Ishtar persuaded her father, Anu, to release the Bull of Heaven. When the Bull snorted, huge chasms opened in the ground, sending hundreds of young men tumbling to their deaths. Gilgamesh slew the Bull and took the beast's horns as a trophy. This is only one of the many fantastic tales vividly retold in this fascinating book.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781499463972
ISBN-10: 1499463979
Publisher: Rosen Young Adult
Publication Date: July 30th, 2016
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Civilizations of the World