Summerian Art and Architecture

Art and Architecture More than 4,000 years ago the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers began to teem with life–first the Sumerian, then the Babylonian, Assyrian, Chaldean, and Persian empires. Here too excavations have unearthed evidence of great skill and artistry. From Sumeria have come examples of fine works in marble, diorite, hammered gold,… Continue reading Summerian Art and Architecture

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

Stolen Artifacts from Iraq

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Archaeological sites in southern Iraq have been systematically looted for over two years, but experts say the dig will have to go much deeper to find out where thousands of lost artifacts have ended up. “The complete lack of knowledge is devastating,” says archaeologist Elizabeth Stone, who spent years excavating the Old… Continue reading Stolen Artifacts from Iraq

Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun (throne name Neb-kheperu-re) the famous “boy king”. Tutankhamun was a ruler of the 18th Dynasty (1336-1327 BC). Ironically until Howard Carter’s discovery of his tomb in 1922, Tutankhamun was one of the most poorly known of the pharaohs, he had a short reign, and his tomb is unlike most other royal tombs – consisting… Continue reading Tutankhamun