By Kristin Baird Rattini
HIS NAME MEANT "true king," and Sargon of Akkad (unknown--2279 B.C.) took advantage of that presumed legitimacy to establish the world's first empire around 2330 B.C. in Mesopotamia, the fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. He and his successors bequeathed to the world a concept of power that involved more than military strength.
By Garry Shaw
In around 1200 BC, the Near East was dominated by a group of interconnected complex states -- scholars refer to them as the 'Great Powers' Club'. Over the course of about 400 years, from 1500 to 1100 BC, this club variously included Egypt, Hatti (the land of the Hittites of Anatolia), Babylonia, Assyria, and Mitanni.
By Harikumar J S
Thiruvananthapuram, India -- For the faithful gathered at St George's Church, Kochi, it was a rare occasion for the congregation to re-live a bygone religious experience. The mass on the annual feast of St George last month assumed an 'old-world' vibe with the prayers and the music in East Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic which historians generally agree upon as the language spoken during the time of...
By Meagan Meehan
Paul Elia is an actor and comedian of Chaldean and Assyrian heritage who is best known for his roles in "Agents of Shield," "Lady Dynamite," and "Major Crimes" and the new movie "Stillwater." Paul is also frequently featured in the hilarious sketches of the "Conan O'Brien" show and "LaffTracks" which is a popular show on TruTV. Paul also produced a film titled "Dirty" in which he also starred.
By Meng Qingsheng and Li Yang
When did Christianity first appear in China? Well, you may come across a much reasonable answer by examining the over 4,000 stone tablets at Xi'an Beilin Museum, or Stele Forest, located in northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
By Chris Boulous
Fairfield, Australia -- Sweatshop Women: Volume One was officially launched at the 2019 Sydney Writers' Festival earlier this month. The book features short stories and poems by 22 culturally diverse women from western Sydney exploring issues of love, faith, home and history and is part of an ongoing push by Sweatshop to bring more stories from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to...