Here's a book based on archaeology which will hold your interest even if you think you are not interested in the subject. The archaeological finds and the story they tell is the theme of this volume on the Babylonian tablets. A renowned ""Assyriologist"" makes clear to the layman the romance of the excavations and the excitement of the chase in tracing the information so long concealed. There are the business and religious details deciphered, the gales, the aspects of life in those times as it parallels life today and as it throws light on Biblical stories. It really is good reading, in a new field for the layman.