Nineveh

Home/Tag: Nineveh
11 09, 2017

West Asian beds – Mesopotamian houses

By |2019-09-05T06:00:58-07:00September 11th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

History of beds: Drawing of the grass bed inside a reed hut from Ohalo II (Galilee, 21000 BC) When were beds invented? When people came to West Asia from Africa about 60,000 BC, they brought the idea of sleeping in beds with them. People in Galilee (modern Israel) were already sleeping in beds in the Paleolithic, about [...]

11 09, 2017

Assyrian palaces – West Asian architecture

By |2019-09-05T06:01:07-07:00September 11th, 2017|West Asia|2 Comments

On the walls of one of the Assyrian palaces, Assyrian soldiers attack a town. Some are swimming, using balloons made of goatskins to hold themselves up. Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud, 860 BC. See the walls and buildings of the town? Assyrian kings built palaces The Assyrian kings' main architecture was their big palaces. The [...]

24 08, 2017

Persia and the Jews – West Asian history

By |2019-10-16T08:35:34-07:00August 24th, 2017|History, Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Persia and the Jews: The remains of the Second Temple in Jerusalem The Persians let the Jews go home In 536 BC, Cyrus the Great, the king of the Persians, conquered the Babylonian Empire. Cyrus may have believed that religious freedom was important to keeping his empire together. And he wanted each area (satrapy) of his [...]

11 06, 2017

Assyrian reliefs – West Asian project

By |2017-06-11T23:53:00-07:00June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, West Asia|0 Comments

Siege of Nineveh When the Assyrian kings of what is now Iraq and Syria (ancient Mesopotamia) built their great palaces in the 700s and 600s BC, artists carved long stories into the walls, like stone comic books. These stories showed the wars that the kings fought - marching out to war, besieging cities, [...]