|W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
|archaeology, Middle East, non-fiction, science
The idea that Egypt was the earliest civilization has been entirely exploded. The Sumerians had reached a very high level of culture by 3500 B.C.E., and may be said with some justice to be the forerunners of all the Old World civilizations of Egypt, Assyria, Asia Minor, Crete, and Greece. This book will appeal to everyone interested in the early history of humankind.—Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Woolley, Charles Leonard
Sir Charles Leonard Woolley (April 17, 1880 – February 20, 1960) is one of the giants of British archaeology best known for his excavations at Ur in Mesopotamia, beginning in 1922. He is recognized as one of the first "modern" archaeologists who excavated in a methodical way, keeping careful records, and using them to reconstruct ancient life and history.
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