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Middle Eastern History

From the earliest civilisations to Biblical times, from the era of the Crusades to the Ottoman Empire and the founding of its modern nations, in times of peace and of conflict, the history of the Middle East is as rich and diverse as any region of the world. Discover, in these pages, the history of some of the peoples that have made their mark in this vast and influential part of the world. Among them: the Persians, Jews, Arabs and Nabateans. Explore through the written word, the history of the great cities of this vast region: Jerusalem, Baghdad and Damascus to name but a few.

War Over Water in the Middle East

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Struggle for Independence & Modern Turkey

After securing independence in the 1920s, Ataturk initiated political and social reforms which remain the cornerstones of Turkey's secular state. Born in 1881, Kemal Mustafa...

Overview of Madaba and Mosaic Map on Syria, Palestine and Egypt

Madaba is one of Jordan's most important Christian sites and the home of the "Geographical Madaba Mosaic Map on Syria, Palestine and Egypt." The Map,...

Who was Mary Magdalene?

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British and Polish Mercenaries in 1960s Yemen

Whether “Soldiers of Fortune”, “Dogs of War”, or, as they like to call themselves, “Advisers”, the adventures of mercenaries have always been the stuff...

An Overview of Lake Kinneret, the Biblical Sea of Galilee

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Flavius Josephus Early Jewish and Roman History: Historical Resources

Flavius Josephus, was born Joseph the son of Matthias, in Jerusalem in 37­ CE. His autobiography tells of a three-year period living in the...
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