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Visiting ancient cities
on 15 February 2017
This is a good book. It visits several cities in ancient Mesopotamia, and analyses archaeological evidence from those sites to describe the culture, economy etc. of those cities and other locations.
It's comprehensive and well written, and should appeal to students of archaeology and ancient history, as well as to those interested in urban development, architecture, Middle Eastern religions and related subjects. I read it because I'm an author, and I write, among other things, fantasy fiction set in an imaginary world loosely based on the the Middle Eastern Bronze age.
While I found the writing good, I didn't find it compelling. One aspect that could have been improved is the layout, by placing the illustrations next to the text section they're mean to illustrate. This would be more practical and reader-friendly.