Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Beirut Suicide Bombings That Kill Dozens
Twin suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State killed dozens of people and wounded more than 200 in Beirut on Thursday, raising fears of intensified attempts by the radical Sunni group to undermin...
The Sea People - Inscriptions in The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu
Medinet Habu is a mortuary temple that was constructed for Ramesess III at Thebes in Upper Egypt. The temple decoration consists of a series of reliefs and texts telling of the many exploits of the ki...
The Ceremonial Sounds That Accompanied Natufian Funerals, 15,000 Years Ago
They decorated graves with flowers, held ceremonial meals before their funerals, and – as a new study from the University of Haifa now shows – the Natufians who lived in our region 15,000 – 11,500 yea...
Archaeologists Find The Gate To Goliath's Hometown
An archaeological dig now in its 20th year has uncovered the entrance gate to Gath, the ancient Biblical city of the Philistines and onetime home of the giant Goliath. Before the king of Damascus dest...
Cataphracts: Armored Warriors and their Horses of War
By the 7th and 8th centuries B.C., the role of the chariot in battle was gradually being replaced by cavalry units in the Near East. Some were armed lightly and were used to harass the enemy from afar...
Seleucid Empire
The song is Λιανοτράγουδο - Lianotragoudo from Eleftheria Arvanitaki (ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ ΑΡΒΑΝΙΤΑΚΗ). After Alexander the Great conquered Northern India, defeating Po...
History of the Levant
Heritage of Palestine (Ancient Period)
Phoenicia
The Phoenicians.
Battle of Kadesh - Video
Aftermath of the Battle of Kadesh...
Beirut - Slide show
Fairouz-Ya hawa Beirut.
Yarmukian Culture
The Yarmukian culture was a Neolithic culture of the ancient Levant. It was the first culture in prehistoric Palestine and one of the oldest in the Levant to make use of pottery. The Yarmukian derives...
Yarmukian Culture - Wikipedia
Ghassulian
Ghassulian refers to a culture and an archaeological stage dating to the Middle Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Levant (c. 3800–c. 3350 BC). Considered to correspond to the Halafian culture of Nor...
Ghassulian - Wikipedia
Ancient Israel
Israel and Judah were related Iron Age kingdoms of the ancient Levant. The Kingdom of Israel emerged as an important local power by the 9th century BCE before falling to the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 722...
Ancient Israel - Wikipedia
Canaan
Canaan (/ˈkeɪnən/; Northwest Semitic knaʿn; Phoenician: 𐤊𐤍𐤏𐤍; biblical Hebrew: כנען / knaʿn; Masoretic: כְּנָעַן / Kənáʿan) was, during the late 2nd millennium BC, a region in the Ancient Near Eas...
Canaan - Wikipedia
Ebla
Ebla (Arabic: إبلا‎, modern: Tell Mardikh تل مرديخ), was one of the earliest kingdoms in Syria. Its remains constitute a tell located about 55 km (34 mi) southwest of Aleppo near ...
Ebla - Wikipedia
Philistines
The Philistines (/ˈfɪlɨstiːnz/, /ˈfɪlɨstaɪnz/, /fɨˈlɪstɨnz/, or /fɨˈlɪstiːnz/; Hebrew: פְּלִשְׁתִּים, Plištim) were a people described in the Bible.The Hebrew term "pelistim" occurs 286 times in the M...
Philistines - Wikipedia
Phoenicia
Phoenicia (/fɨˈnɪʃə/ or /fəˈniːʃə/; from the Greek: Φοινίκη, Phoiníkē; Arabic: فينيقية‎, Fīnīqīyah) was an ancient Semitic civilization situated on the western, coastal part ...
Phoenicia - Wikipedia
Ugarit
Ugarit (/ˌuːɡəˈriːt, ˌjuː-/; Ugaritic: 𐎜𐎂𐎗𐎚, ʼUgart; Arabic: أوغاريت‎) was an ancient port city, the ruins of which are located at what is now called Ras Shamra (sometimes written "R...
Ugarit - Wikipedia
Amarna letters
The Amarna letters (sometimes Amarna correspondence or Amarna tablets) archive, on clay tablets, mostly diplomatic correspondence between the Egyptian administration and its representatives in Canaan...
Amarna letters - Wikipedia
History of Syria
History of Syria covers the developments in the region of Syria (Greek Συρία) and modern Syrian Arab Republic. Syria most likely derives from the name of the Neo-Assyrian Empire established in the 10t...
History of Syria - Wikipedia
Aramaeans
The Arameans, or Aramaeans, (Aramaic: ܐܪ̈ܡܝܐ‎, ארמיא ; ʼaramáyé) are a Northwest Semitic people who originated in what is now present-day central Syria (Biblical Aram) during the Late Bronz...
Aramaeans - Wikipedia
Archaeological sites in Israel
The archaeology of Israel is the study of the archaeology of the present-day Israel, stretching from prehistory through three millennia of documented history. The ancient Land of Israel was a geograph...
Archaeological sites in Israel - Wikipedia