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13 09, 2017

Neo-Babylonians – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:24-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

The Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon, built during the Neo-Babylonian period (600s BC). Now in Berlin. As the Assyrians got weaker, pieces of their empire began to break off. People saw their chance to become independent and grabbed it. Egypt became independent again. So did Israel for a while. But then in the 600s BC a new empire started up. It [...]

23 08, 2017

Babylonian captivity – Jewish history

By |2019-02-07T19:16:42-07:00August 23rd, 2017|History, West Asia|0 Comments

Seal of King Hezekiah, from Judah, about 700 BC Israel and Judah fight wars Unfortunately for the Jews, the Assyrians did not hold West Asia for very much longer. During the 700s BC, the Assyrians began to lose power. Who were the Assyrians? What were Israel and Judah? All our West Asia articles This meant that the Jews could [...]

16 08, 2017

Ancient philosophy: ethics, fate, and science

By |2018-04-24T11:55:01-07:00August 16th, 2017|Philosophy|0 Comments

Weighing the souls of the dead Philosophy means the love of wisdom. But what does that mean? It's hard to separate philosophy from religion. And it's also hard to draw a line between philosophy and science and mathematics. All of these are parts of people's search to make order out of nature. They're a way of [...]

12 07, 2017

Greek philosophy – ancient Greece

By |2019-09-15T07:10:12-07:00July 12th, 2017|Greeks|5 Comments

Greek philosophy at a symposium: men talking at a party - Loan Ant.103.18.The Fitzwilliam Museum The beginnings of philosophy In the 500s BC, people all over Europe and Asia became more and more interested in great philosophical questions. Why are we here? How does the world work? Why do things happen the way [...]