This book offers a fascinating look at Mesopotamia and what its artefacts tell us. Each chapter answers a question about the period, such as 'who were the Mesopotamians?', 'how did the Mesopotamians communicate?' 'what was life like in for the Mesopotamians?' and 'what did the Mesopotamians contribute to the world?'. Panels titled 'what does it tell us?' explore archaeological sites, artefacts and texts, and explain how historians have used these to piece together what life was like in the past. With fascinating colour photographs, a glossary, index, and further information section, this book provides a valuable insight into Mesopotamia.
Colin Hynson is an experience children's author who has written nine books on history and science and contributed to a number of magazines and journals. He has also been a script-writer for BBC children's radio and is currently Education Officer with the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service.