First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

3 The Early Dynastic period and the formation of the first city-states

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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Picking up from the previous chapter dealing with the origins and ramifications of the agricultural 'revolution', this chapter looks closely at activity in the southern end of the Tigris-Euphrates valley at around 3100 BC and explores the Sumerians who have become identified with this region. Topics discussed: - the city-state - the early dynastic periods - ruling families - the 'great flood' - urban development in the north - the Elamites - Sumerian archaeology - The royal tombs of Ur - musical instruments - the Standard of Ur - ideas about death and the afterlife (eschatology) -

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Chadwick, Robert . 3 The Early Dynastic period and the formation of the first city-states. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 37-49 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18655. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18655. Jan 2005

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