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Glossary of Gods and Placenames

Code of Hammurabi, Avalon Project

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Jericho

Jericho is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in Israel. The Jericho of the Old Testament period before the Hellenistic is called Tell es-Sultan and is located in the Jordan valley approximately 16 km (10 miles) northwest of the northern bank of Dead Sea and 825 ft below sea level. The University of Texas at Austin [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Nippur -Sacred City of Enlil

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Nineveh

Nineveh, Assyrian Ninua was an important city in ancient Assyria. This "exceeding great city", as it is called in the Book of Jonah, lay on the eastern bank of the Tigris (modern-day Mosul, Iraq). Ancient Nineveh's mound-ruins are located on a level part of the plain near the river within an 1800-acre area circumscribed by a seven and one-half mile brick-rampart. This whole extensive space is now one immense area of ruins. If Jonah is referring to what some scholars call Greater Nineveh, the term could include the region around Nineveh proper with a sixty mile perimeter including Kuyunjik, Khorsabad, and Nimrud. Situated at the confluence of the Tigris and Khosr, Nineveh was an important junction for commercial routes crossing the Tigris. Occupying a central position on the great highway between the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean, thus uniting the East and the West, wealth flowed into it from many sources, so that it became one of the greatest of all ancient cities. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Mesopotamia - Maps and History

The word 'Mesopotamia' is in origin a Greek name (mesos `middle' and 'potamos' - 'river' so `land between the rivers'). 'Mesopotamia' translated from Old Persian Miyanrudan means "the fertile cresent". Aramaic name being Beth-Nahrain "House of Two Rivers") is a region of Southwest Asia. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia is a seventh gradeWorld History/World Geography unit designed to be used by both students and teachers. It is designed in such a way that it can be used by students as an educational resource supplementary to the traditional social studies textbook, or it can be used by teachers in order to attain important vocabulary terms, vocabulary exercises, a study guide, an example quiz, hands-on activities, and final unit evaluations. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Mesopotamia 8000-2000 B.C. timeline

timeline [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

I have lying, over me in Halicarnassus, a gigantic monument such as no other dead person has, adorned in the finest way with statues of horses and men carved most realistically from the best quality marble. - King Maussollos in Lucian`s "Dialogues of the Dead" [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Map of Israel's 12 Tribes (map)

map. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Natural Resources of the Eastern Mediterranean (map)

map. (University of Oregon) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Ancient Near East: Empires from 700-300 BCE (map)

map. Shockwave. (University of Oregon) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Sea Peoples: in the Late Bronze Age (map)

map. (University of Oregon) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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The Late Aegean Bronze Age: cities & palaces 1250-1000 BCE

map. (University of Oregon) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Political Change in Ancient Mesopotamia 3000-1000 BCE (map)

Shockwave (University of Oregon) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Political Change in Ancient Mesopotamia 3000-1000 BCE

Shockwave (University of Oregon) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Hatti , homeland of the Hittites

HATTI, homeland of the Hittites, was one of the most powerful near-eastern empire of the second millennium B.C. The heart of HATTI-land and hittite power was located in central Anatolia. From terrible wars to peaceful and prosperous trade, the Assyrians and the Egyptians learned to respect the Hittites. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

The approach to the Garden sloped like a hillside and the several parts of the structure rose from one another tier on tier... On all this, the earth had been piled... and was thickly planted with trees of every kind that, by their great size and other charm, gave pleasure to the beholder... The water machines [raised] the water in great abundance from the river, although no one outside could see it. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Genesis in Sumer

History of the Sumerians and their origin. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Garden of Eden (Judeo-Christian Tradition)

Hanging Gardens of Babylon [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Archaeology of the Land of Israel

An important part of the collection is devoted to ancient Hebrew script, with a wide range of items with inscriptions in Paleo-Hebrew. These include inscribed jars, ostraca, seals, papyri, and burial inscriptions. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Ancient Near East Links

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Virtual Tour of Jerusalem

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Stolen Stones

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold, And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold. (Byron, "The Destruction of Sennacherib," 1815) [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Petra: Myth and Reality

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Persian History

Around 1200 BC, some new people invaded West Asia from the north. These people were called the Persians and the Medes. Both of them were Indo-European people, distantly related to the Hittites, the Greeks and the Romans. Like the Scythians, the Medes and the Persians were nomadic people. They travelled around Siberia with their horses and their cattle, and grazed the cattle and the horses on the great fields of grass there. Usually they lived well enough this way. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Palace of Ashurnasirpal (movie)

These short movie clips are part of a larger 3-D animated fly-through of the Palace of Ashurnasirpal. [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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The Old City: King David's Capital

PEACE OF JERUSALEM | JEWISH UNIVERSE | HOLY CITY | CULTURE | KING DAVID'S CAPITAL | CAPITAL OF ISRAEL [Mesopotamia] [Places]

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Early Persia

Class notes on the Persians, includes their Aryan origins. [AchÃ"mids and Medes]

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