Assyria was a major Mesopotamian East Semitic kingdom, and empire, of the Ancient Near East, existing as an independent state for a period of approximately nineteen centuries from c. 2500 BC to 605 BC, spanning the Early Bronze Age through to the late Iron Age. For a further thirteen centuries, from the end of the 7th century BC to the mid-7th century AD, it survived as a geo-political entity, for the most part ruled by foreign powers, although a number of small Neo-Assyrian states such as Assur, Adiabene, ..
An overview of the long tenure of the Jewish community in Iraq, this fascinating history details the comfortable, centuries-long coexistence between Jews and Muslims under an Islamic majority government. Opening with the Babylonian captivity in 731 BC, thi..
The war for survival continues. The fight for Song Island is over. Despite suffering losses, Will and his group have claimed the island as their own and achieved the safe haven they've longed for since The Purge. Months later, Will makes contact with anoth..
Facing a vast corpus of facts, the heirs of the Mishnah adopted analytical templates that transcended details and transformed the Mishnah''s collection of topical expositions into a system of law. This was accomplished in the Bavli, the Talmud of Babylonia..
One night. That was all it took. Creatures that once lived in the shadows, hidden from humankind, have risen, spreading like a plague across the globe over the course of a single night. Their numbers growing exponentially through infection, these seemingl..
Dr. David Neiman explains how the cuneiform texts of ancient languages were deciphered by 19th century scholars. Dr. Neiman reads through the ""Year List of Hammurabi"" which catalogs the leader's great accomplishments. Hammurabi is described as an absolut..