Ancient Babylon

Ancient Babylon

eBook - 2013
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This book provides a fun, easy-to-read manuscript about Ancient Babylon. It contains an ancient craft and an ancient recipe with kid-friendly instructions. Kids will also learn about the history of Babylon as well as general facts about the country, such as geography, population, culture, medicine, technology, education, religion, government, military, and places to visit.
Publisher: Hockessin, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2013
ISBN: 9781612283531
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (48 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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JOSHUA D WALKER
Oct 19, 2017

This book has some great writing, speaking from a first-person view of living in ancient Babylonia. The illustrations, though, leave a lot to be desired. It relies entirely on reproductions from paintings and illustrations which are neither from the period, nor accurate, just ahistorical depictions of the Tower of Babel. They aren't very suited to printing either. A busy panorama rendered in oil on canvas just looks blurry and inscrutable in print. On the more awesome side is directions in the back for making bread and a sundial, two hands-on reminders of some of the gifts of Babylonian civilization.

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