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Excerpt from Mesopotamia: The Key to the Future

This is the home of the mighty Nimrod, the earliest of hunters, who founded Calneh or Nippur, where I was privileged to see some of the most ancient Assyrian treasures being excavated by American archaeologists. Oft times have I travelled from Busrah on British ships conveying hundreds of Arab ponies to India, when I recalled the fact that horses were introduced into Mesopotamia years ago by the Kassites, who, largely on account of their superior mobility, were able to conquer a country whose inhabitants till then had used only asses and Cattle for transport.

Philologists may rejoice while others will weep over the fact that in this plain of Shinar the Confusion of Tongues and the multiplication of dialects took place at a time when cuneiform characters became con founded and the dwellers in Mesopotamia were driven forth to colonise the continents.

But Babylon was also the mother of astronomy, and to her ancient system of dividing the day we are indebted for the twelve divisions on the dials of our clocks.

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Titel: Mesopotamia
Untertitel: The Key to the Future (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9780260850706
ISBN: 0260850705
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 52
Gewicht: 231g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T7mm
Jahr: 2017