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Who was Enlil? – Mesopotamia – West Asian gods

By |2018-04-16T08:46:50+00:00September 15th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

Who was Enlil? This is what one of the tablets that was found in the Assyrian king's library looks like. This one tells the story of the Flood. The Sumerian god Enlil The god Enlil, according to Sumerian stories dating back to about 3500 BC, was a god of air and wind, weather and storms. He also was [...]

Epic of Gilgamesh – Mesopotamian writing

By |2018-04-13T01:43:06+00:00September 15th, 2017|Literature, West Asia|

Epic of Gilgamesh: Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu fight the monster Humbaba, on an Assyrian cylinder seal from the 600s BC The real king Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story about a Sumerian king (Gilgamesh) who seems to have lived around 2500 BC, in Mesopotamia. Story-tellers probably began telling this story not long after he [...]

Who were the Sumerians? Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2018-05-01T10:04:42+00:00September 14th, 2017|History, West Asia|

Sumerians - Head of a woman from Warka, about 3000 BC About the same time as the first Pharaohs were coming to power in Egypt, around 3100 BC, a group of people we call the Sumerians were living in Mesopotamia. That's the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers, in West Asia (modern Iraq). The Sumerians themselves [...]

Noah’s Ark – Bible stories – Judaism

By |2018-04-24T23:17:57+00:00August 24th, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

The rain falling on the drowning people/ Noah lets go a dove to see if the waters have gone down/ He sends out the dove again/He lets the animals off the boat/ He sacrifices to God on an altar (Mosaic from St. Marks, Venice, 1200s AD) Book of Genesis According to the Book [...]

Tower of Babel – Bible stories

By |2017-10-09T17:17:39+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

Breughel's medieval painting of the Tower of Babel According to the Book of Genesis in the Bible, after the Flood people again began to get wicked. Then they had an awful idea. They wanted to build a tower that would go all the way up to Heaven. They wanted to be famous. These people called [...]

Egyptian geography and environment

By |2018-11-27T07:33:06+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Environment|

Egyptian geography: a map showing the Sahara desert and the Nile river The Sahara Desert Egypt has a very special environment, which has played a very big part in Egyptian history. Basically Egypt is really part of the Sahara Desert, which runs all across the top of Africa. African environment All our Egypt [...]