What Is The Oldest Known Piece Of Music?
The history of music is as old as humanity itself. Archaeologists have found primitive flutes made of bone and ivory dating back as far as 43,000 years, and it’s likely that many ancient musical style...
Ancient Structures | Hanging Gardens of Babylon
A terraced garden towering nearly 400 feet off the ground must have been a wondrous site throughout the ancient world, and its mystery has kept civilization captivated ever since it was first written ...
The 'real site' of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
A British academic believes she has identified the precise spot of the elusive Hanging Gardens of Babylon - in one of the most dangerous places on earth
Ancient Near East art
This is a video that I made about Ancient Near Eastern Art for my online art appreciation course. Music - from album Without You by Masters of Persian Musi...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Video 1/2
a documentary about the seven wonders of the ancient world:here are presented the gardens of babylon..an unique beauty lost in time..
Art of Mesopotamia
The art of Mesopotamia has survived in the archaeological record from early hunter-gatherer societies (10th millennium BC) on to the Bronze Age cultures of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyr...
Art of Mesopotamia - Wikipedia
Architecture of Mesopotamia
The architecture of Mesopotamian is the ancient architecture of the region of the Tigris–Euphrates river system (also known as Mesopotamia), encompassing several distinct cultures and spanning a perio...
Architecture of Mesopotamia - Wikipedia
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one whose location has not been definitely established.Traditionally they were said to have been built i...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon - Wikipedia
Ištaran
Ištaran (also Gusilim) was the local deity of the city of Der, a Sumerian city state positioned east of the Tigris on the border between Sumer and Elam. His cult flourished from the Early Dynastic III...
Ištaran - Wikipedia
What Is The Oldest Known Piece Of Music?
The history of music is as old as humanity itself. Archaeologists have found primitive flutes made of bone and ivory dating back as far as 43,000 years, and it’s likely that many ancient musical style...
Land grant to Ḫasardu kudurru
The land grant to Ḫasardu kudurru, is a four-sided limestone narû, or memorial stele, from the late 2nd millennium BC Mesopotamia recording the gift of 144 hectares of land on the bank of the Royal Ca...
Land grant to Ḫasardu kudurru - Wikipedia
Ancient Structures | Hanging Gardens of Babylon
A terraced garden towering nearly 400 feet off the ground must have been a wondrous site throughout the ancient world, and its mystery has kept civilization captivated ever since it was first written ...
Stele of Zakkur
The Stele of Zakkur (or Zakir) is a royal stele of King Zakkur of Hamath and Luhuti (or Lu'aš) in the province Nuhašše of Syria, who ruled around 785 BC.The Stele was discovered in 1903 at Tell Afis (...
Stele of Zakkur - Wikipedia
Taq-e Bostan
Taq wa San or Taq-e Bostan (Kurdish: تاق وه‌ سان, "arch of stone")(Persian: طاق بستان‎, "arch of the garden") is a site with a series of large rock relief from the era of Sassanid Empire of ...
Taq-e Bostan - Wikipedia
Marduk-zakir-šumi I kudurru
The Marduk-zakir-shumi I kudurru is a boundary stone (kudurru) of Marduk-zakir-šumi I, a king in the 10th dynasty of Babylon from 855 - 819 BC.The kudurru of Marduk-zakir-shumi is a stele-like kudurru...
Marduk-zakir-šumi I kudurru - Wikipedia
Gezer calendar
The Gezer calendar is a small inscribed limestone tablet discovered in the ancient Canaanite city of Gezer, 20 miles west of Jerusalem. It is commonly dated to the 10th-century BCE, although its ident...
Gezer calendar - Wikipedia
Naqsh-e Rajab
52°53′13″E / 29.966486°N 52.887043°E / 29.966486; 52.887043Naqsh-e Rajab (Persian: Naqŝe Rajab‎, [næɣʃeɾæˈd͡ʒæb]) is an archaeological site just east of Istakhr and abou...
Naqsh-e Rajab - Wikipedia
Estate of Takil-ana-ilīšu kudurru
The estate of Takil-ana-ilīšu kudurru is an ancient Mesopotamian white limestone narû, or entitlement stela, dating from the latter part of the Kassite era which gives a history of the litigation conc...
Estate of Takil-ana-ilīšu kudurru - Wikipedia
Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru
The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru is a boundary stone of governor Eanna-shum-iddina in the Sealand Dynasty of Babylon in the mid 2nd millennium BC. Sealand was the region of southern Mesopotamia along th...
Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru - Wikipedia
Blau Monuments
The Blau Monuments are a pair of inscribed stone objects from Mesopotamia now in the British Museum. They are commonly thought to be a form of ancient kudurru.
The Monuments were purchased by A. B...
Ziggurat of Dur-Kurigalzu
Dur-Kurigalzu (modern `Aqar-Qūf عقرقوف in Baghdad Governorate, Iraq) was a city in southern Mesopotamia near the confluence of the Tigris and Diyala rivers about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of the...
Ziggurat of Dur-Kurigalzu - Wikipedia
Kelashin Stele
The Kelashin Stele (also Kelishin Stele) found in Kelashin, Iraq, bears an important Urartian-Assyrian bilingual text dating to c. 800 BC, first described by Friedrich Eduard Schulz in 1827. Part of S...
Kelashin Stele - Wikipedia
Warka Vase
The Warka Vase is a carved alabaster stone vessel found in the temple complex of the Sumerian goddess Inanna in the ruins of the ancient city of Uruk, located in the modern Al Muthanna Governorate, in...
Essaqwand Rock Tombs
The Essaqwand Rock Tombs (Persian: گوردخمه اسحاق‌وند‎) are three rock-hewn tombs located 25 km southwest of Harsin in Kermanshah Province, Iran. On top of the middle tomb there is the bas-r...
Essaqwand Rock Tombs - Wikipedia
Victory stele of Esarhaddon
The Victory stele of Esarhaddon, also known as the Zincirli stele or Senjirli stele, is a dolerite stele commemorating the return of Esarhaddon after his army's 2nd battle and victory over Pharaoh Tah...
Victory stele of Esarhaddon - Wikipedia
Urban history
Urban history is a field of history that examines the historical nature of cities and towns, and the process of urbanization. The approach is often multidisciplinary, crossing boundaries into fields l...
Kudurru
Kudurru was a type of stone document used as boundary stones and as records of land grants to vassals by the Kassites in ancient Babylonia between the 16th and 12th centuries BCE. The word is Akkadi...
Kudurru - Wikipedia
Etemenanki
44°25′15″E / 32.53639°N 44.42083°E / 32.53639; 44.42083Etemenanki (Sumerian 𒂍𒋼𒀭𒆠 "temple of the foundation of heaven and earth") was the name of a ziggurat dedicated to ...
Etemenanki - Wikipedia
Lyres of Ur
The Lyres of Ur or Harps of Ur are considered to be the world's oldest surviving stringed instruments. In 1929, archaeologists discovered pieces of three lyres and one harp in Ur, located in what was...
Lyres of Ur - Wikipedia