How Sumerians named substitute kings during eclipses and the custom survived even in Alexander’s time

Between 1805 and 1799 B.C. (according to short chronology) or 1868 and 1861 B.C. (according to medium chronology) King Erra-Imitti…

The Assyrians, the people who built an empire in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago, still exist

Assyria is the ancient region of northern Mesopotamia around the city of Assur, founded around 2600 BC on the banks…

Kurkh Monolith, the first documentary reference to Israel and the Arabs

One of the most curious, interesting and controversial archaeological pieces preserved in the British Museum is the so-called Kurkh Monolith.…