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13 09, 2017

Amorites – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:40:46-07:00September 13th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

History of the Amorites: an Amorite jug, about 2200 BC Where did the Amorites live? About 2400 BC, the Amorites were living in what is now southern Turkey and Syria. Amorites means "westerners" in Sumerian, and that makes sense because the Amorites lived to the west of Sumer. They spoke a Semitic language, and lived partly [...]

17 06, 2017

Second Intermediate Period – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-05-08T15:37:30-07:00June 17th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|0 Comments

Minoan painting on the wall of the Hyksos palace Around 1786 BC, some people we call the Hyksos invaded Egypt. The Hyksos invasion ended the Middle Kingdom and started the Second Intermediate Period. The Hyksos, who were invaders from West Asia, took over the eastern part of the Nile Delta. That was North-Eastern [...]