This is fantastic for any student planning a report, as well as anyone planning to travel to Mesopotamia. It gives a sense of the incredible wealth amassed in the early empires, the politics and near-constant warfare, how they solved the problems of food (irrigation) and labor (slavery of war captives), construction techniques, and arts.
Beautiful photographs throughout demonstrate amazing archaeological finds that you would have to travel to 5 countries (few of them in present-day Mesootamia) to see in person.
A hawk-eyed child will notice a fair depiction of what could only be oral sex in the art on one page (What is that lion doing???) -- many other friezes and architectural details show prisoners being beheaded, defeated armies being trampled, naked slaves being led to their doom, piles of corpses. Don't worry, moms -- You can handle the good/evil conversation.
Very basic spiritual beliefs are covered -- does not get into any of the sex cult/ infant sacrifice stuff from this region. If that's what you are looking for, you need another book.