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14 09, 2017

Who were the Philistines? West Asian history

By |2019-09-05T05:38:47-07:00September 14th, 2017|West Asia|1 Comment

Philistines on the Egyptian temple of Medinet Habu At the end of the Late Bronze Age, around 1200 BC, there were bad times all over the Mediterranean and West Asia. The Egyptian New Kingdom collapsed, and so did the Hittite Empire. We don't exactly know why. It may have been a change in the climate, which caused a drought and [...]

25 08, 2017

Samson and Delilah story – Bible stories

By |2018-05-22T23:12:35-07:00August 25th, 2017|History, Religion, West Asia|0 Comments

Samson and Delilah story: Samson (or David?) wrestles the lion. Silk tapestry, probably from Syria, in the 600s AD Backstory of Samson and Delilah Just as the Jews were finally getting rid of the Canaanites, around 1100 BC, the Bible says that a new enemy came to Israel. These were the Philistines (FILL-uh-steens). (More about the Philistines) [...]

14 07, 2017

Nemean Lion – Labors of Herakles

By |2018-04-23T10:07:40-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Herakles fighting the Nemean Lion - Athenian black-figure vase, 500s BC For the first of his labors, Herakles had to go out and kill a great lion that lived in Nemea (Greece). He strangled the lion with his hands and hit it with his club. Then he skinned it. After that Herakles always [...]

14 07, 2017

Herakles and Busiris – Labors of Herakles

By |2019-02-25T06:36:00-07:00July 14th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Hercules kills the Egyptians (Athens, 400s BC) Another Herakles story In this story, Herakles traveled to Egypt, where he met the king of Egypt, the Pharaoh Busiris. Who is Herakles? New Kingdom Egypt More Greek myths All our ancient Greece articles Who was Busiris? Busiris was a bad king. He captured Herakles, because Herakles was a stranger [...]