Binding design and illustrative paintings help to fire the imagination, which is always a great aid to learning.
The Babylonian Deluge
Nebuchadnezzar in the Hanging Gardens
The Babylonian Marriage Market
The Shepherd Finds the Babe Semiramis
The edition I own has the misfortune to have a plate sliced out, probably more than half a century ago. That dastardly deed has earned someone a few decades in a hole in Hades, without benefit of seeing Ishtar. The missing plate, below, grabbed off the internet.
Ishtar in Hades