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From Democracy to Monarchy in Sumer
If you read later Sumerian literature, you will think that Sumer was always a monarchy ruled by a king. That is what these later kings wanted you to believe. But this is not necessarily so. How monarchy came to Sumer is in fact a fascinating...
Archaeology Odyssey, January/February 2001
Greco-Roman influences on the world’s earliest sculptures of Buddha
In the 19th century, officers of the British Raj began to collect large quantities of ancient Indian statuary, often hauling away dozens of camel loads from a single site. Some of the most intriguing carvings came from a territory called...
Archaeology Odyssey, July/August 2001