The Hurrians – History of Ancient Torkey

The Hurrians enter the orbit of ancient Middle Eastern civilization toward the end of the 3rd millennium BC. They arrived in Mesopotamia from the north or the east, but it is not known how long they had lived in the peripheral regions. Ruins of the Hittite capitol of Hattusa There is a brief inscription in… Continue reading The Hurrians – History of Ancient Torkey

Sumerian Art

The art of the Sumerian civilization, as revealed by excavations at Ur, Babylon, Uruk (Erech), Mari, Kish, and Lagash, among other cities, was one of enormous power and originality that influenced all of the major cultures of ancient western Asia. Their techniques and motifs were made widely available by means of cuneiform writing, which they… Continue reading Sumerian Art

Ancient Akkad

Akkad was the northwestern division of ancient Babylonian civilization. The region was located roughly in the area where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are closest to each other and its northern limit extended beyond the line of the modern cities of Al Fallujah and Baghdad ….. http://ancientneareast.tripod.com/Akkad.html Akkadian period Sargon of Akkad’s (reigned c. 2334-c.… Continue reading Ancient Akkad