Iraq - The Land (Lands) (Library Binding)

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The modern nation of Iraq occupies the ancient land of Mesopotamia, where the world's first known civilization began. From the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, where these first peoples settled, to the mountain communities of the north, and deserts of the south, Iraq the land explores a timeless landscape scarred by a history of war and conquest. Topics include: - the unrest between Iraq and its neighboring countries for Iraq's rich oil fields, and the conflicts between ethnic and religious groups - the excavation of artifacts dating from the Sumerian times from the ancient cities of Ur and Neneveh - the buried city of Babylon, and the "Hanging Gardens of Babylon,0/00 one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - the trade, industry, and farming of Iraqi modern cities such as Baghdad, Mosul, and Basra.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780778793182
ISBN-10: 0778793184
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 15th, 2004
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Lands