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Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC)

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SAOC 4.

Archeology and the Sumerian Problem

Henri Frankfort

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Discoveries made in recent years in the ancient Sumerian cities of the Tigris-Euphrates Valley have pushed back our knowledge of the beginnings of civilization through several clearly defined periods preceding the coming of the Semites. In which of these preceding periods did the Sumerians themselves enter the valley, and what were their racial affinities? In this volume, Dr. Frankfort attempts to answer this question. [From Buried History (1934) 32–33]

  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 4
  • Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1932
  • Pp. xi + 72; frontispiece; 10 figures; 3 tables
  • Out of Print

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