By Georges Roux
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Giacomo Boni, nato a Venezia il 25 aprile 1859, morto a Roma il 10 luglio 1925. Dopo aver intrapreso studi tecnici e commerciali, partecipò a Venezia ai lavori di restauro del Palazzo Ducale. Nel corso dei lavori il Boni manifestò immediatamente le sue doti di disegnatore di grande qualità, particolarmente attento al rispetto del carattere storico dei monumenti antichi.
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I wish to thank all those who have helped me in this work, particularly my learned friends Monsieur René Labat, Professor at the Collège de France, Paris, and Monsieur Georges Dossin, Professor at the Universities of Brussels and Liège, who gave me their encouragement; Mr T. E. Piggott, former editor of Iraq Petroleum, who published my articles and obligingly put the blocks at my disposal; Mr L. H. Bawden, who drew the maps with consummate skill and art; Monsieur P. Amiet, of the Louvre Museum, Dr R.
In the great deserts and equatorial forests, or in the vicinity of the poles, man is overwhelmed by a hostile nature threatening his very existence. In temperate areas, on the other hand, man is almost everywhere at home in a favourable and challenging environment. But in the arid, sub-tropical Near East the balance between man and nature is more delicately poised. Man can live there and even thrive, yet his various activities are largely conditioned by the relief of the ground, the nature of the soil, the amount of rainfall, the distribution of springs and wells, the course and rate of flow of the rivers.
Typical buildings and objects from the Hassuna, Halaf and Ubaid periods. 3. Examples of decorated pottery from the Neolithic to Jemat Nasr period. 4. Diagrammatic section through the archaic levels of Uruk. 5. Cylinder-seals from the Uruk period. 6. Cuneiform signs through the ages. 7. Investiture of Zimri-Lim as King of Mari by the goddess Ishtar. 8. The world as seen by the Sumerians. 9. The oval temple of Khafaje. 10. The ‘helmet’ of Meskalamdug, King of Ur. 11. The ziqqurat of Ur in the time of the Third Dynasty of Ur.