University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Steve Renette

Traders of the Mountains

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The Early Bronze Age in Iraqi Kurdistan

By: Steve Renette

Within the imaginations of people inhabiting the dense cities that dotted the Mesopotamian plains, the Zagros Mountains to the east occupied an ambiguous role. On the one hand, they were the gateway to mythical lands of unimaginable wealth from where the sun god Utu/Shamash rose every day. On the other hand, it was an impenetrable […]