Upper Mesopotamia
Upper Mesopotamia is the name used for the uplands and great outwash plain of northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria and southeastern Turkey. This region (together with northeastern Iraq) is approxi...
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Saddam Hussein's Very Public Purge
Shortly after assuming the Presidency of Iraq in July 1979, Saddam Hussein convened a gathering of his Ba'ath Party leaders and publicly had 68 of them removed for alleged treason. Twenty-two of them...
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
History of Iraq
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 This video documentary, on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, illustrates the west's history of colonialism in Iraq. Charting ...
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 ...
Levant
The Levant (Arabic: الشَّام) is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in Southwest Asia bounded by the Taurus Mountains of Anatolia in the North, the Mediterranean Sea ...
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Greater Syria
Greater Syria (Arabic: سوريّة الكبرى‎) or Natural Syria (Arabic: سوريّة الطبيعية‎), Bilad ash-Sham (Arabic: بلاد الشام‎) is a hypothetical united Fertile Crescent state....
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Iraqi Kurdistan
Iraqi Kurdistan or Southern Kurdistan (Kurdish: باشووری کوردستان, Başûrê Kurdistanê), also known as the Kurdistan Region (Kurdish: هه‌رێمی کوردستان, Herêmî Kurdistan), ...
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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...
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Decline of the Ottoman Empire
During the period of decline and modernization of the Ottoman Empire (1828–1908), the empire faced challenges in defending itself against foreign invasion and occupation. The empire ceased to enter co...
Decline of the Ottoman Empire - Wikipedia
British Mandate of Mesopotamia
The British Mandate for Mesopotamia (Arabic: الانتداب البريطاني على العراق‎) was a Mandate proposed to be entrusted Britain at the San Remo, Italy-based conference, in accordance with the Sy...
History of Iraq
Iraq, known in classical antiquity as Mesopotamia, was home to the oldest civilizations in the world, with a cultural history of over 10,000 years, hence its common epithet, the Cradle of Civilization...
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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...
Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period
Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period refers to the city of Jerusalem (the principal city of Judea) during the period from 538 BCE to 70 CE. This phase of the city's history encompasses the Achaem...
Jerusalem during the Second Temple Period - Wikipedia
Jehoahaz of Israel
Jehoahaz of Israel (Hebrew: יְהוֹאָחָז‎, meaning "Jehovah has held"; Latin: Joachaz) was king of Israel and the son of Jehu (2 Kings 10:35). William F. Albright has dated his reign to 815 BC...
Jehoahaz of Israel - Wikipedia
History of Iraq (1968-2003)
Ba'athist Iraq covers the history of the Republic of Iraq from 1968 to 2003, during the period of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party's rule. This period began with high economic growth and soari...
History of Iraq (1968-2003) - Wikipedia
Horvat Galil
Horvat Galil is an archaeological site in the Upper Galilee, Israel, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the coast of the Mediterranean.It was first excavated in 1986 by Professors Avi Gopher and Israel ...
Iulia Valentia Banasa
Colonia Iulia Valentia Banasa was one of the three colonias in Mauretania Tingitana (in northern Morocco) founded by emperor Augustus between 33 and 25 BC. for veterans of the battle of Actium.
It...
Iulia Valentia Banasa - Wikipedia
Bashir III
Prince Bashir Chehab III was considered one of the weakest rulers of Lebanon (7th Emir, reigned 1840–1842). After Prince Bashir II was banished from Lebanon, the Ottoman authorities in Asitana (now k...
Azariah (high priest)
Azariah (Hebrew - עזריהו `aZaRYaHOo "God Helped") was the third High Priest after Zadok. C.f. I Kings 4:2, where he is called "son of Zadok", although he is elsewhere identified as the son of Ahi...
Neo-Aramaic languages
Neo-Aramaic, or Modern Aramaic, languages are varieties of Aramaic that are spoken vernaculars in the medieval to modern era, evolving out of Middle Aramaic dialects around AD 1200 (conventional date)...
Major prophet
A major prophet is a book in the Major Prophets section of the Christian Old Testament in the Bible. The term "major" refers to their length, not their importance.The books in order of their occurrenc...
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Kurgan stelae
Kurgan stelae (Mongolian: хүн чулуу; Russian: каменные бабы; Ukrainian: Баби кам'яні "stone babas"; Kyrgyz: балбал [bɑlbɑl]) or Balbals (балбал balbal, supposedly from a Turkic word balbal meanin...
Kurgan stelae - Wikipedia
Adoni-Bezek
In the Book of Judges (1:4 - 7), Adoni-Bezek, (simply "lord of Bezek"), was a Canaanite king who, having subdued seventy of the chiefs that were around him, was attacked by the armies of Judah and Sim...
Elias Peter Hoayek
Elias Peter Hoayek (1843–1931), (or Hoyek, Hwayek, Huayek, Juayek, Hawayek, Arabic: الياس بطرس الحويّك‎) was Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites, the largest Christian Catholic comm...
Elias Peter Hoayek - Wikipedia
Dura-Europos
Dura-Europos (Greek: Δοῦρα Εὐρωπός), also spelled Dura-Europus, was a Hellenistic, Parthian and Roman border city built on an escarpment 90 m above the right bank of the Euphrates river. It is loc...
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Menander of Ephesus
Menander of Ephesus (Greek: Μένανδρος; fl. c. early 2nd century BC) was the historian whose lost work on the history of Tyre was used by Josephus, who quotes Menander's list of kings of Tyre in his ap...
Yemin Moshe
Yemin Moshe (Hebrew: ימין משה‎ means "the right hand of Moses (Montefiore)" or "Moses' Memorial") is an old neighborhood in Jerusalem overlooking the Old City.
Yemin Moshe was established in...
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