This book will take you, the reader, back 2500 years in time to life in a provincial capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. There, you will meet slaves, elites and soldiers who lived in this busy trading port in the 7th century BC. Join Dr Victoria Clayton as she reveals of the story of the figurines; small clay images of people and animals which tell us so much of the lives of the people who made them so long ago.
This is an enthralling read, leading the reader step by step through the interpretation of these fascinating archaeological artifacts. The book will interest both professionals and lay enthusiasts who look for quality archaeological research written in straightforward language.