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The great civilizations of the distant past never cease to amaze us
with their spectacular achievements, their ideas, writings and
works of art still speak to us with an amazing freshness of
imagination and workmanship. This book paints a vivid, multi
faceted portrait of the achievements of those civilizations set
within their historical context, with a global reach that includes
ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Chronicles of
the Ancient World combines detailed commentary with over
170 stunning images to create a beautiful guide to the spiritual,
cultural, technological and artistic innovation of these complex
and fascinating societies.