Eventually, all new BISI publications will be made available here as pdfs for free download. Our full backlist of publications will also be posted here as pdfs as time permits.At the moment, the following books are available for download:
Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud
The Old Babylonian Tablets from Tell al Rimah
Format: xvi + 272pp., 122 plates, hardback
Notes: Out of print.
Fifty Years of Mesopotamian Discovery: The Work of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq, 1932-1982Editor: J. CurtisYear: 1982Format: 120pp., paperbackISBN: 0903472058Notes: Out of print.
The Middle Babylonian Legal and Economic Texts from UrYear: 1982Format: 203pp., 4 plates, hardbackISBN: 0903472074Notes: Out of print.
Nimrud: An Assyrian Imperial City RevealedYear: 2001Format: Paperback, 309p, H239 x W159 (mm) 175 b/w illus, maps and plans, 16 col plsISBN: 9780903472258Price: £19.95Notes:
Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) in northern Iraq, was the capital of the Assyrian Empire during most of the 9th and 8th centuries BC, and remained a major centre until the destruction of the Empire in 612 BC. This authoritative account, written by two of the excavators of the site, traces its history and its gradual revelation through archaeological excavation, begun by Layard in the 19th century and continuing to the present day. The volume is abundantly illustrated and includes finds that have not previously been published, together with illustrations and the most complete account in English so far of the remarkable discoveries made in recent years by Iraqi archaeologists in the tombs of the Assyrian Queens. Contents:
- Chapter 1: The Land of Assyria - Setting the Scene;
- Chapter 2: Major Palaces on the Citadel;
- Chapter 3: Tombs, Wells and Riches;
- Chapter 4: Temples, Minor Palaces and Private Houses;
- Chapter 5: Fort Shalmaneser: the ekal masarti;
- Chapter 6: The Written Evidence;
- Chapter 7: Types of Object and Materials from Nimrud;
- Chapter 8: Post-Assyrian Nimrud;
Your Praise is Sweet - A Memorial Volume for Jeremy Black from Students, Colleagues and Friends
Editor: Heather D. Baker, Eleanor Robson and Gábor Zólyomi
Format: Hardback, A4, 472 pp (xii + 460)
ISBN: ISBN- 978-0-903472-28-9
This volume is intended as a tribute to the memory of the Sumerologist Jeremy Black, who died in 2004. The Sumerian phrase, ‘Your praise is sweet’ is commonly addressed to a deity at the close of a work of Sumerian literature. The scope of the thirty contributions, from Sumerology to the nineteenth-century rediscovery of Mesopotamia, is testament to Jeremy’s own wide-ranging interests and to his ability to forge scholarly connections and friendships among all who shared his interest in ancient Iraq.
And see also Excavations at Tell Brak in AMAR