Archaeologist Victor Klinkenberg examined an old Assyrian settlement in Syria, near to the IS stronghold Raqqa. 'Social life was more important than military life.' The Assyrian Empire (ca. 2000 to 609 BC) was highly successful. At its height, it stretched from Turkey to Egypt and the Persian Gulf.
By Joe Truskot
In the 1970s, I rented the second floor of an apartment building in Tehran. My landlord and his wife were Assyrians who left Baghdad for the then calmer politics of Iran.
Amanda Issa came to the U.S. in 2011 after fleeing terrorist groups and the rising threat of ISIS and living in a Turkish refugee camp for a year.
It is with great pride that the Museum announces a recent gift by Michael Yadgar and the Yadgar family of Chicago to create an endowment supporting the Assyrian collection at the Museum.
By Tom Davis
The ancient city of Ilyn Balik, known from pilgrims' travels and historical texts, has been discovered in Kazakhstan.
Chaldea corresponds to the geographical territory situated within the south-eastern marshlands and coastal plains of southern Babylonia along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers. From the beginning of the second millennium BCE, an influx of semi-nomadic clans infiltrated southern Babylonia in waves.