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Obres de Irving L. Finkel

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood (2014) 288 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Cuneiform: Ancient Scripts (2015) 143 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Babylon: Myth and Reality (2008) — Editor — 86 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Writing in the Stone (2017) 34 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Last Resort Library (2007) 29 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Babylon: City of Wonders (2008) 27 exemplars
The Hero King Gilgamesh (1995) 19 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Ancient Board Games (1997) 16 exemplars
Ancient Board Games in Perspective (2007) 10 exemplars, 1 ressenya

Obres associades

Beyond Babylon: Art, Trade, and Diplomacy in the Second Millennium B.C. (2008) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria (2018) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Libraries before Alexandria: Ancient Near Eastern Traditions (2019) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars

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Finkel, Irving L.
Data de naixement
1951
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Professions
Assistant Keeper
Organitzacions
British Museum

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This is arguably the best horror story I have ever read. The setting and culture of the tale are, needless to say, absolutely accurate. It is also one of the most artistically produced, beautiful books I have seen in many years.
 
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Rupert_Chapman | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jan 7, 2024 |
Finkel is a fascinating character and a very engaging reader; usually the author reading their own work is a terrible decision, here I could imagine no one else. The book gives you a state of the cuneiform writing system, an overview of the civilizations that used it, before getting into the meat of the title and describing the many tablets and versions of the flood myth that predate the Bible. The real surprise is seeing how detailed an account it is, given the staccato and formulaic languages used. Finkel describes instructions so literal and detailed (given the era) it's hard not to come away thinking there's a real event somewhere along the route of this story.… (més)
 
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A.Godhelm | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Oct 20, 2023 |
Strange mix of a book. I really liked the ancient near-East history. I was interested in the cuneiform, and the description of what it's like to spend your life decoding ancient tablets. I was not at all interested in how much bitumen is needed to waterproof a coracle.
 
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sjflp | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Jun 18, 2023 |
Unusual book about cuneiform writing. Short and illustrated with photographs of cuneiform writing mostly from the British Museum. It turns out that archaeologists have uncovered an extraordinary variety of cuneiform examples, from student exercises to forgeries to official statues, covering about 2000 years. Over that time, the forms and style of the writing changed. Most likely, as with fossil finds, a whole lot of these tablets haven't been examined yet and there is more in the writing on these tablets yet to be discovered.… (més)
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themulhern | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 6, 2023 |

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Obres
25
També de
4
Membres
864
Popularitat
#29,637
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
19
ISBN
58
Llengües
3
Preferit
1

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