From Dailyhistory.org: Among the major events in the ancient Near East, none were more earth-shattering than the fall of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. The demise of Nineveh was so important because it marked the end of the Assyrian… Read More ›
Ancient Mesopotamian History
Did Midas Really Have the Golden Touch?
Most people today are somewhat familiar with the legend of King Midas and that he was said to have the “golden touch.” The legend has been turned into a familiar pop culture meme seen on cartoons and even adopted by… Read More ›
How Did Nebuchadnezzar Impact Ancient Near Eastern History?
Nebuchadnezzar II (ruled 604-562 BC), the second king of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, most commonly known just as “Nebuchadnezzar” in modern times, is one of the most important but also one of the most misunderstood leaders of the ancient world. Depicted… Read More ›
How Was Science Practiced in Ancient Babylon?
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Why Did Babylon Collapse in the Late Bronze Age?
Among all of the great cities of the ancient world, Babylon has one of the longest and most storied histories. Slowing rising from an insignificant settlement in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, it grew until it became the home of conquerors, scholars,… Read More ›
How Were the Achaemenid Persians Able to Rule Such a Vast Empire?
The ancient Near East was the location of several impressive empires. From about 1500 until 1075 BC, Egypt’s New Kingdom spanned from the Levant (modern-day Israel and Lebanon) down through Egypt into most of Nubia (modern-day Sudan). The Assyrians then… Read More ›
How Did Sargon of Akkad Influence Ancient Mesopotamian History?
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