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Babylon Myth And Reality

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Paperback. Illustrated throughout. Over 2500 years after the citys fall, Babylon is still an evocative name. The resonance of the Tower of Babel, the Hanging Gardens, Daniel in the Lions Den or the madness of Nebuchadnezzar continues today even without popular certainty that Babylon itself ever existed. Drawing on three of the most important collections of artefacts from the ancient city of Babylon, at the British Museum, the Louvre and the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, this book brings to life Nebuchadnezzars magnificent state buildings with their famous glazed brick reliefs, and the great stepped tower or ziggurat that inspired the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel. This book explores how and why the magnificent ancient capital evolved into a universal symbol of the city of sin. The book brings together for the first time a wealth of art works from medieval manuscripts and major canvases to contemporary digital art, which have all been inspired by Babylon.

Item details

Author(s):
I. L. Finkel; M. J. Seymour Editors
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Edition:
Second Impression 2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714111708
ISBN-13:
9780714111704
Number of pages:
238
Publisher:
British Museum
Title:
Babylon

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Paperback. Illustrated throughout. Over 2500 years after the citys fall, Babylon is still an evocative name. The resonance of the Tower of Babel, the Hanging Gardens, Daniel in the Lions Den or the madness of Nebuchadnezzar continues today even without popular certainty that Babylon itself ever existed. Drawing on three of the most important collections of artefacts from the ancient city of Babylon, at the British Museum, the Louvre and the Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, this book brings to life Nebuchadnezzars magnificent state buildings with their famous glazed brick reliefs, and the great stepped tower or ziggurat that inspired the Biblical story of the Tower of Babel. This book explores how and why the magnificent ancient capital evolved into a universal symbol of the city of sin. The book brings together for the first time a wealth of art works from medieval manuscripts and major canvases to contemporary digital art, which have all been inspired by Babylon.

Author(s):
I. L. Finkel; M. J. Seymour Editors
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Edition:
Second Impression 2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0714111708
ISBN-13:
9780714111704
Number of pages:
238
Publisher:
British Museum
Title:
Babylon

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