Rivers – The Essence of Civilization Water Management in Ancient Mesopotamia and Its Powerful Role throughout Mythology and History

by Lana Haddad

Archeologist Lana Haddad takes us back to the history of Mesopotamia and its very first laws on water. From mediating water conflicts around 2600 BCE, to the first written law on water resources in the Codex of Hammurabi in 1750 BCE: Lanah Haddad gives us a fascinating insight into our own history and opens our eyes to hydraulic innovations from Mesopotamia that served as inspiration for modern engineering solutions that are still addressing water problems today.

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