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13 09, 2017

Akkadians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:53-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|5 Comments

Head of Akkadian king (maybe Sargon) Sargon of Akkad Sargon of Akkad gradually conquered the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers around 2300 BC. Who did Sargon conquer? More about Mesopotamia The Akkadians spoke a Semitic language, like the Amorites. Sargon, according to Sumerian literature, was born to an Akkadian high priestess and a poor father, maybe a [...]

24 08, 2017

Moses and Egypt – Bible stories

By |2018-05-22T23:49:22-07:00August 24th, 2017|Africa, Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

The Pharaoh's daughter picks Moses up out of his basket (synagogue at Dura Europos, Syria, 200s AD) The Book of Exodus According to the Book of Exodus in the Bible ("Exodus" means leaving, because this is the book about the Jews leaving Egypt), the Jews did very well in Egypt after Joseph brought them there. (More about [...]

8 08, 2017

Chinook food – What did Chinook people eat?

By |2019-03-29T04:48:40-07:00August 8th, 2017|Food, Native American|2 Comments

Smoking salmon the Chinook way, on cedar sticks Why didn't Chinook Natives farm their food? People in the Pacific Northwest like the Chinook and the Nez Perce did not farm or keep animals. There was always so much fish that nobody needed to start farming and they could just keep on fishing for their food. History of fishing Who [...]

12 06, 2017

Seals and sealings – Economic history

By |2018-04-18T23:42:02-07:00June 12th, 2017|Economy|0 Comments

Early sealing from West Asia About 3000 BC, as people started to live in cities and the world got more crowded, they also started to want a way to mark their property so other people would know who it belonged to. People also wanted a way to know whether anyone had been messing [...]

12 06, 2017

History of Donkeys – Sudan

By |2018-11-01T08:41:54-07:00June 12th, 2017|Africa, Economy|0 Comments

History of donkeys: A donkey Donkeys come from Africa People probably first thought of donkeys as food, and hunted them. But by around 4000 BC people in Nubia (now northern Sudan) tamed donkeys and begun to use them to carry things from one place to another (This is about the same time as [...]