Ancient Arabia
Pre-Islamic Arabia refers to the Arabian Peninsula prior to the rise of Islam in the 630s. Some of the settled communities developed into distinctive civilizations. Sources for these civilizations are...
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Russian 'Rambo' Called In Airstrikes On HIMSELF When Surrounded By ISIS Fighters
Surrounded by jihadists near the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, Alexander Prokhorenko (left, with his pregnant wife Ekaterina), 25, ordered Russian warplanes to obliterate the area.
Islamic State Militants Blow Up Ancient Arch Of Triumph In Palmyra, Antiquities Chief Says
Militants from the Islamic State group (IS) have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief says. Maamoun Abdulkarim said sou...
He looked after the ancient ruins of Palmyra for 40 years. Now ISIS has killed him.
ISIS militants beheaded a renowned antiquities scholar and hanged his body on a column in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. Khaled al-Asaad, 81, was apparently killed for refusing to reveal where va...
Islamic State 'murders 25 men in Palmyra'
A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.
Syria conflict: IS Advances On Ancient Ruins Of Palmyra
Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East, is reported to be under threat from advancing Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. The jihadists are within 2km (1.2 miles) of the Unesc...
Spread of Islam
it s about the conquests of the religions and when they get their leadership in a region or state... It s taken from mapsofwar. And the music is a traditiona...
Sassanid Empire
The Sasanian Empire is the second largest Persian Empire which reigned Iran from 224 to 651 CE. The Sasanian dynasty was founded by Ardashir I after defeatin...
History of the Levant
Heritage of Palestine (Ancient Period)
Palmyra - Documentary
The ancient city of Palmyra is located in the Tadmur Oasis in the very heart of the Syrian savannah. Surrounded by arid desert, it was once a proud and pulsa...
Majan (Civilization)
Magan (also Makkan) was an ancient region which was referred to in Sumerian cuneiform texts of around 2300 BC and existed to 550 BC as a source of copper and diorite for Mesopotamia. The location of M...
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Ancient history of Yemen
The ancient history of Yemen (South Arabia) is especially important because Yemen is one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East. Its relatively fertile land and adequate rainfall in a ...
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Minaeans
The Minaean people were the inhabitants of the kingdom of Ma'in (Old South Arabian mʿn, vocalized Maʿīn; modern Arabic معين Maʿīn) in modern day Yemen, dating back to the 6th century BCE-85 BCE. It wa...
Sabaeans
The Sabaeans or Sabeans (Arabic: السبئيون‎ as-Saba’iyūn) (Hebrew: סבא‎) were an ancient people speaking an Old South Arabian language who lived in what is today Yemen, in the south wes...
Sheba
Sheba (/ˈʃiːbə/; Ge'ez: ሳባ, Saba, Arabic: سبأ, Sabāʾ, South Arabian , Hebrew: שבא, Šeḇā) was a kingdom mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) and the Qur'an. Sheba features in Ethiopian, H...
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Hadhramaut
Hadhramaut, Hadhramout, Hadramawt or Ḥaḍramūt (Arabic: حضرموت‎ Ḥaḍramawt) is the name of the region currently retained in Hadhramaut Governorate of the Republic of Yemen on the Arabian Penin...
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Kingdom of Awsan
The ancient Kingdom of Awsān in South Arabia (modern Yemen), with a capital at Ḥajar Yaḥirr in Wādī Markhah, to the south of Wādī Bayḥān, is now marked by a tell or artificial mound, which is locally ...
Qataban
Qataban or Katabania (Arabic,مملكة قتبان) was one of the ancient Yemeni kingdoms. Its heartland was located in the Baihan valley. Like some other Southern Arabian kingdoms it gained great wealth from ...
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Himyarite Kingdom
The Ḥimyarite Kingdom or Ḥimyar (in Arabic مملكة حِمْيَر Mamlakat Ḥimyar) (Hebrew: ממלכת חִמְיָר‎) (Flourished 110 BC–520s), historically referred to as the Homerite Kingdom by the Greeks and t...
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Sassanid Empire
The Sasanian Empire (/səˈsɑːnɪən/ or /səˈseɪnɪən/; also known as Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empire), known to its inhabitants as Ērānshahr and Ērān in Middle Persian, was the...
Sassanid Empire - Wikipedia
Qedarite
The Qedarites (also Kedarites/Cedarenes, Cedar/Kedar/Qedar, and Kingdom of Qedar) were a largely nomadic, ancient Arab and Semitic tribal confederation. Described as "the most organized of the Norther...
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Arabia (satrapy)
Arabia or Achaemenid Arabia was a satrapy (province) of the Achaemenid Empire by the name of Arabâya.Achaemenid Arabia corresponded to the lands between Nile Delta (Egypt) and Mesopotamia, later known...
Nabataeans
The Nabataeans, also Nabateans (/ˌnæbəˈtiːənz/; Arabic: الأنباط‎ al-ʾAnbāṭ), were an ancient Arab people who inhabited northern Arabia and the Southern Levant, their settlements in CE 37...
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Palmyra
Palmyra /ˌpælˈmaɪərə/, (Aramaic: ܬܕܡܘܪܬܐ‎; Arabic: تدمر‎; Hebrew: תַּדְמוֹר‎; Ancient Greek: Παλμύρα), was an ancient Semitic city of disputed etymology, located in Homs Gov...
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Arabia Petraea
Arabia Petraea, also called Provincia Arabia or simply Arabia, was a frontier province of the Roman Empire beginning in the 2nd century; it consisted of the former Nabataean kingdom in Jordan, southe...
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Lakhmids
The Lakhmids (Arabic: اللخميون‎), Banu Lakhm (Arabic: بنو لخم‎), Muntherids (Arabic: المناذرة‎), were an Arab tribe who lived in Southern Iraq, and made al-Hirah their capital in 266...
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