By Randy Steffen
Ancient Assyria occupied parts of the present countries of Iraq, Lebanon, and Turkey, a country about 350 miles long, by 300 miles wide... not very big, according to our standards, but immensely powerful for its size among the ancients. Animal life in ancient Assyria was as varied as the climate.
By Teet Ottin
Ever since the invention of writing, institutions specialising in the collection and preservation of knowledge have been established in literate societies. Record rooms held vast collections of materials dealing with trade, administration and foreign policy. Before the age of the internet libraries were islands of knowledge, greatly shaping the development of societies throughout history.
Mardin, Turkey -- Kafro (Elbeğendi) and (Arkah) Üçköy, villages of Midyat district which were once abandoned due to terrorist incidents, began to be associated with Pizza in many countries of the world, especially in Turkey. In the rural area of Mardin's Midyat district, Assyrians returning to their villages from European countries are creating wonders.
By Michelle Starr
Bricks crafted from clay and used to build one of the most epic civilizations in history are now giving scientists a new tool for understanding the history of our planet. Made some 3,000 years ago, the Mesopotamian bricks contain grains of iron oxide that, to the right interpreter, reveal fascinating changes in the magnetic field that runs through and envelops Earth in a protective barrier.
In an extraordinary blend of ancient history and modern technology, an almost lost chapter of the Gospels has been rediscovered after lying hidden for approximately 1,500 years. The driving force behind this sensational discovery is none other than medievalist Grigory Kessel from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW or Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), who employed ultraviolet...
By Caleb Howells
The Trojan War was one of the most significant and famous events in Greek history, at least as far as the ancient Greeks themselves were concerned. For this reason, the ancient historians were very concerned with establishing when the Trojan War happened, and they often mentioned it in relation to other events.