>From Babylon to Baghdad

>The Biblical Archaeology Review is offering a free e-book, From Babylon to Baghdad: Ancient Iraq and the Modern West, a book in which several writers examine the relationship between Iraq’s ancient past and our modern Western culture.

BAS has provided the following information promoting the book:

This latest publication from BAS comes at a time of great concern for Iraq’s cultural heritage on the part of the archaeological community, which is outlined in a recent UNESCO report assessing the damage incurred to ancient sites and museums during the course of the Iraq war. From Babylon to Baghdad: Ancient Iraq and the Modern West examines the relationship between ancient Iraq and the cultures of modern Western societies. This collection of articles details some of the ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations have impressed themselves on our Western culture. It examines the evolving relationship that modern scholarship has with this part of the world, and chronicles the present-day fight to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage.

The book is available for free in PDF format. To download the book, click here.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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