The Treasures of Darkness


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Author  Thorkild Jacobsen
Publisher  Yale University Press
Publication Date   September 10, 1977


"Professor Jacobsen is an authority on Sumerian life and society, but he is above all a philologist of rare sensibility. The Treasures of Darkness is almost entirely devoted to textual evidence, the more gritty sources of archaeological knowledge being seldom mentioned. He introduces many new translations which are much finer than parasympathetic commentary is a pleasure and a revelation.... As a literary work combing sensibility, imagination and scholarship, this book is near perfection." Jacquetta Hawkes, The London Sunday Times

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