Halaf culture
The Halaf culture is a prehistoric period which lasted between about 6100 and 5100 BCE.The period is a continuous development out of the earlier Pottery Neolithic and is located primarily in south-eas...
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...
IS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraq says
The Islamic State group have begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the countr...
Gateway to the Heavens: The Assyrian Account to the Tower of Babel
The story of the construction of a tower in Babel, which resulted in the confounding of language has also confounded modern scholars. The Book of Genesis tells of a time in which all of the world&rsqu
Isis fighters destroy ancient artefacts at Mosul museum
Footage shows Islamic State militants in Iraq smashing statues with sledgehammers in bid to crush what they call non-Islamic ideas
Seleucid Empire
The song is Λιανοτράγουδο - Lianotragoudo from Eleftheria Arvanitaki (ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΑ ΑΡΒΑΝΙΤΑΚΗ). After Alexander the Great conquered Northern India, defeating Po...
Assyria
ܐܬܘܪ SHLAMA to the brave Assyrian people who had marvelous history at the ancient times and suffered from genocide by the hands of the turkish ottman empire ...
Amorite
The Amorites (/ˈæməˌraɪts/; Sumerian 𒈥𒌅 MAR.TU; Akkadian Tidnum or Amurrūm; Egyptian Amar; Hebrew אמורי ʼĔmōrī; Ancient Greek: Ἀμορραῖοι) were an ancient Semitic-speaking people from ancient Sy...
Amorite - 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
Assyria
Assyria was a major Mesopotamian East Semitic kingdom, and empire, of the Ancient Near East, existing as an independent state for a period of approximately nineteen centuries from c. 2500 BC to 605 BC...
Assyria - Wikipedia
Seleucid Empire
CEThe Seleucid Empire (/sɪˈlʲuːsɪd/), was a Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty founded by Seleucus I Nicator following the division of the empire created by Alexander the Great. Seleucus...
Seleucid Empire - Wikipedia
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...
Tel Isqof
Tesqopa (Tel Eskof or Tel Skuf) (Syriac: ܬܠܐ ܙܩܝܦܐ; Arabic: تللسقف‎) is an historically Chaldean town in northern Iraq with a population of 11,000 most of whose inhabitants are Chaldea...
Tel Isqof - Wikipedia
Neo-Assyrian Empire
The Neo-Assyrian Empire was an empire in Mesopotamian history which began in 911 BC and ended in 609 BC. During this period, Assyria assumed a position as the most powerful state on Earth, successfull...
Neo-Assyrian Empire - Wikipedia
IS 'bulldozed' ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraq says
The Islamic State group have begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists' latest attack on the countr...
Kazallu
Kazalla or Kazallu is the name given in Akkadian sources to a city in the ancient Near East. Under its king Kashtubila, Kazalla warred against Sargon of Akkad in the 24th or 23rd century BC. Sargon la...
Institut français du Proche-Orient
The Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO), or French Institute of the Near East, is part of the network of French Research Centres abroad. It has branches in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
The IF...
Sihon
Sihon, according to the Old Testament, was an Amorite king, who refused to let the Israelites pass through his country. The Bible describes that as the Israelites in their Exodus came to the country e...
Arslan Tash reliefs
The Arslan Tash reliefs are bas-reliefs of human figures and animals which adorned the city gates and temple portals of ancient Hadatu; the modern archeological site of Arslan Tash, literally "the Sto...
Arslan Tash reliefs - Wikipedia
Halaf culture
The Halaf culture is a prehistoric period which lasted between about 6100 and 5100 BCE. The period is a continuous development out of the earlier Pottery Neolithic and is located primarily in south-ea...
Halaf culture - Wikipedia
Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums
The Directorate-General for Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) (Arabic: المديرية العامة للآثار والمتاحف‎) is a Syrian government owned agency that is responsible for the protection, promotion an...
Aramean Democratic Organization
Aramean Democratic Organization (Syriac: ܛܘܟܣܐ ܐܪܡܝܐ ܕܝܡܘܩܪܛܝܐ) (Arabic: التنظيم الآرامي الديمقراطي At-Tanzim al-Arami al-Dimoqraty‎) also known as ArDO, was founded in 1988 and is a Syr...
Battle of Qarqar
The Battle of Qarqar (or Ḳarḳar) was fought in 853 BC, when the army of Assyria led by king Shalmaneser III encountered an allied army of eleven kings at Qarqar, led by Hadadezer (also called Adad-idr...
Shlama
Shin-Lamedh-Mem is the triconsonantal root of many Semitic words, and many of those words are used as names. The root meaning translates to "whole, safe, intact". Derived from this are meanings of "to...
Shlama - Wikipedia
Arslan Tash amulets
The Arslan Tash amulets are talismans found at Arslan Tash, literally meaning "Stone Lion" (Turkish; Arslan - Lion, Taş - Stone) in northwest Syria, the site of ancient Hadatu. They are to be distingu...
Arslan Tash amulets - Wikipedia