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Masters of the Word : How Media Shaped History (9780802193445) by Bernstein William J

Masters of the Word : How Media Shaped History (9780802193445) by Bernstein William J

Author:Bernstein, William J.
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Perseus Book Group
Published: 2013-03-31T16:00:00+00:00


In the 1970s, Denise Schmandt-Besserat deduced that the ubiquitous small clay tokens scattered around Sumerian archaeological sites represented the precursors of the first cuneiform writing. Courtesy of Denise Schmandt-Besserat.

Bisitun relief: Note inscribed panels below and to the left and man at lower right panel for scale. Source: Wonders of the Past: The Romance of Antiquity and its Splendours, Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Ed., G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1924.

Drawing of Bisitun Relief: Darius gives thanks to the God Ahura Mazda for victory over the vanquished under foot and to his right. Source: Wonders of the Past: The Romance of Antiquity and its Splendours, Sir John Alexander Hammerton, Ed., G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1924.



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