Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Kurdish People’s Ancient Origins

Before the great city-states of ancient Sumer and Akkad people chose the caves and foothills of Kurdistan for their dwellings. Many history books have...

El and the Elohim

Much has been made of the fact that the common Hebrew word for God in the Book of Genesis, Elohim, translates to gods in...

Who Were The Nephilim?

The term Nephilim has been a point of debate amongst biblical scholars. There has been a theory that they were angels cast out of...

Babylon’s History with the Rivers Euphrates and Tigris

The ancient city of Babylon has an interesting history of relationship to its rivers and waterways. Mesopotamia was a civilization that built up around the...

Gods of the Ancient Near Eastern World

The focus here is on the early religions which would have an impact on the later cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Rome in how...

Bit Adini, the House of Eden

The eleventh century BCE was a time of political upheaval in the Ancient Near East. The Hittite Empire had collapsed and the Egyptians, Assyrians...

The Origins of Sargon the Great

One of the most influential characters of ancient history is Sargon the Great. He is remembered for conquering the known world and establishing the...

Gilgamesh – The Epic Tale of King Gilgamesh of Uruk

The tale of Gilgamesh is the oldest recorded story in history and is about King Gilgamesh of Uruk. The fate of his friend Enkidu...

The Conquests of Sargon the Great

There is no record of the birth name of Sargon and what is known of his origins are little more than legends. What is...

Ancient Near East Trade Patterns

Trade and commerce increased as ancient civilizations achieved a dominant, imperial status within the Near East and developed common standards of exchange. The emergence of...