About the Author
Sir Max Mallowan was Agatha Christie's second husband and an eminent archaeologist in his own right. The marriage between Sir Max Mallowan and Dame Agatha Christie was one of unusual distinction - a union between the most celebrated exponent of the detective novel and an archaeologist of world renown whose discoveries in Mesopotamia rank with the most important of our time. He died in 1978, the year after this book was first published.
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