The City of Rainbows: A Tale from Ancient Sumer by Karen Foster
  

The City of Rainbows: A Tale from Ancient Sumer

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The City of Rainbows: A Tale from Ancient Sumer by Karen Foster

Written over four thousand years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, The City of Rainbows is one of the world's oldest folktales, featuring a wise king, a foolish king, magic deeds, talking animals, and a good witch who triumphs over a wicked sorcerer. This book offers the first modern retelling of the story, together with colour cut-paper illustrations based on actual works of Sumerian mosaic art. The City of Rainbows will delight audiences young and old with its vivid characters and timeless humour. Karen Foster teaches ancient art and archaeology at Yale University.

About the Author

Karen Polinger Foster (A.B. 1971, Mount Holyoke College; M.A. 1974, M.Phil., Ph.D. 1976, Yale University) is Lecturer in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and History of Art at Yale University. She specialises in the Bronze Age Aegean, and has a particular interest in interconnections with Egypt and Mesopotamia. Foster, having published extensively in her field, was awarded the Felicia A. Holton Book Award from the Archaeological Institute of America in 2010 for Civilizations of Ancient Iraq (2009), a book co-authored with Benjamin R. Foster. In addition, she has recently completed a trilogy of articles looking at volcanic imagery in art and literature, her investigations spanning from Thera to Pompeii. Her work on the Thera eruption has led to several collaborative scientific analyses of pumice from Egyptian graves. Foster is the author of over seventy articles and book reviews. She has also been actively involved in exhibitions, special events, conferences and panel discussions.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Karen Foster
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Publisher

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology an imprint of University of Pennsylvania Press

Publication date

31st December 1999

ISBN

9780924171703


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