Studies in Marduk

  title={Studies in Marduk},
  author={Wilfred George Lambert},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={1 - 9}
  • W. G. Lambert
  • Published 1 February 1984
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
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