By Yohanan Aharoni
Since its first ebook during this nation, Yohanan Aharoni's informative, fact-filled paintings has been a major resource in its box. Now significantly enlarged, and with either textual content and maps up-to-date, this vintage examine bargains an excellent extra exact description of the geography, historical past, and archeology of Palestine. The Land of the Bible is a necessary textbook that may proceed to serve either students and scholars for years to come.
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Ashur is first mentioned by name on a cuneiform tablet from Nuzi written during the Old Akkadian period ( c . ). ) which mentioned Ashur by name. ] Logos - Logos Library System R Orient–Gesellshaft from 1903 until the outbreak of World War I in 1914. During those years the excavators were able to plot the successive layers of the city and study the plans of its palaces and temples. C. C. While the Babylonian version exalts Marduk, god of Babylon, as the supreme deity, the god Ashur is the hero of the Assyrian account.
When the Hittite king Suppiluliumas conquered Tushratta of Mitanni. The Amarna Letters contain correspondence of both Tushratta of Mitanni and the Hittite ruler Suppiluliumas, with Amenhotep IV of Egypt. Nuzi. C. The site was excavated from 1925 to 1931 by the late Edward Chiera for the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baghdad in cooperation with the Oriental Institute (Chicago), the Iraq Museum, Harvard University, and the University Museum (Pennsylvania). The earliest cuneiform documents from the site, including a clay map, date from the time of Sargon of Akkad when Yorgan Tepe was known as Gasur.
Although the Libyan and the Sahara deserts are now barren except for a few oases, in Paleolithic times they received enough rain to make life possible on a relatively large scale. While Europe was going through a succession of ice ages, North Africa had a corresponding rainy, or pluvial, period. In regions now completely barren, Paleolithic strata reveal the presence of hippopotami, buffalo, wild asses, gazelles, and ostriches. At the end of the Ice Age, African climate changed markedly, because the rain belt shifted, the wells began to dry up, and man and beast had to retreat to regions which afforded a means of livelihood.