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Amorites – Mesopotamia – West Asian history

By |2018-04-25T23:48:13+00:00September 13th, 2017|History, West Asia|

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 [...]

War and battle in ancient Egypt

By |2018-11-12T13:50:53+00:00June 19th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, War|

Victims of civil war in ancient Egypt. They're bound with ropes and have their heads cut off and placed between their legs. (from the Narmer palette, about 3000 BC) Civil wars in ancient Egypt Because it is surrounded by deserts like the Land of Oz, Egypt is pretty hard to invade. So a [...]

Second Intermediate Period – Ancient Egypt

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

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 [...]