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    Assyrian Palace Sculptures

    Between the 9th and 7th centuries BC the small kingdom of Assyria in northern Iraq expanded through conquest to dominate the region from Egypt to Iran. This book presents visual introduction to some of the greatest works of art from the ancient world, showcasing a series of photographs of the British Museum's collection of Assyrian sculptures.

    British Museum Colouring Book of Aztecs

    The Aztecs established a great empire in central Mexico about 600 years ago, before the arrival of the Spanish under Hernan Cortes in 1519. They were a warlike people who exacted tribute from other people. This work offers a selection of pictures for children to colour, based on the powerful and sophisticated civilization of the ancient Aztecs.

    British Museum Colouring Book of Bible Peoples

    A selection of attractive pictures to colour, based on people and objects from the Bible lands. It features various images that are based on artefacts in the British Museum.

    Chronicles of the Vikings: Records

    Using a series of translations from primary sources including runic inscriptions, literary works, rare historical accounts and eye-witness reports, this book brings the Viking world to life.


    A unique and accessible insight into the world's oldest writing system, revealing how ancient inscriptions lead to a new way of thinking about the past.

    Explore the Parthenon

    The Parthenon in Athens is the most famous Greek temple in the world and an icon of Ancient Greek art. It was built to house a colossal statue of the goddess Athena, and the temple itself was decorated with sculptures and reliefs of the most magnificent quality. This book explores these lovely carvings, with the aid of digital photography.

    Ming: 50 Years That Changed China

    A ground-breaking, beautifully illustrated book exploring the early Ming period in the years 1400-1450, a time when China was the largest (and one of the most prosperous) states in the world, ruled by a single family through a network of imperial and regional courts.


    Runes employ many techniques from informal scratchings to sophisticated inlaid designs on weapons, or the exquisite relief carvings of the Franks Casket. This book tells the story of runes from their mysterious origins, their development as a script, to their use and meaning in the modern world.

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