Mesopotamia

In case you missed the story of the ISIS fanatics' conquest of the Yazidis' ancient homeland in August 2014, a recap is essential for understanding the plight of this endangered community that has faced centuries of what can only be described as a genocidal assault.
Following an evening bombardment, Ottoman troops tried to crawl through gaps in the barbed wire emplacements surrounding the British camp, but were repulsed. The next day, a force of Turkish troops, accompanied by Arab irregulars, tried to bypass the British camp entirely and made their way towards Basra, but were stopped by elements of the 2nd Dorset and the 24th Punjabis.
Traditional marriage isn't exactly the "one man, one woman" story you've always heard. Politicians may claim that the definition of marriage hasn't changed in thousands of years, but it most definitely has. Marriage has been through a lot of changes over the millennia.
The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have placed on view a relic from ancient Palmyra in Syria. In addition, the galleries are displaying images of 18th century engravings and 19th century photographs from its archives.
Some analysts have argued that Jordan may be the next target of this radical Sunni militant group. This may be the case, but it will likely have limited impact and could even present Jordan with an opportunity to strengthen its strategic position.
The people of Baghdad never found their peace. They did not learn anything from their predecessors. With all those wars they will never reach the greatness of the bygone era.
Of course I've come to learn that most cultures have pies or pie equivalents. So, philosophically, what counts as pie?
"[The Greeks] had the desire and the power to see the world as it is. By this essential quality they gave Europe the conception
The information researchers have obtained about clay balls found in Mesopotamia may make it possible, in time, to crack the
With such an undertaking as Andrew Marr's History of the World, it's likely that a lot will be overlooked or omitted. However, there are some things -- fundamental building blocks of human history -- which cannot be sacrificed for expediency.
Dahl's team shipped an RTI machine to the Louvre museum in Paris, home to the world's largest trove of proto-Elamite tablets
All paths lead to the same place -- the truth. Never has this been more apparent than in Markides delivery of his compassionate sociological perspective to writing about his Eastern Orthodox faith.
Now, two scientists have figured out a more efficient way of locating these sites, via their footprints, from space. You
Diaries and writings from ninth-century Baghdad provide a glimpse of the weird weather from the era, findings that could
A brutal plundering of this rich cultural heritage has been taking place in broad daylight ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.