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  • Oct 4, 1500

    economics

    1531-1475 bc The Amorite Babylonian Dynasty enjoyed more than two centuries of dominance and prosperity.
  • Oct 12, 1500

    economics

    1715-bc Hammurabi conquers the surrounding city-states, extending his rule beyond Babylon.
  • Oct 13, 1500

    economics

    1728-bc he famed Babylonian king was an Amorite, who gained control of Babylon, initiating the First Babylonian Dynasty. Hammurabi would create the world's first written civil law.
  • Oct 21, 1500

    economics

    2700 BC a first dynasty creates the Elamite kingdom (non Semitic) in western Persia with capital in Susa
  • Oct 27, 1500

    science and technology

    3000 BC - The Sumerians start to implement mathematics using a number system with the base 60.
  • Oct 31, 1500

    science and technolgy

    3300 BC - The Sumerians invent the first writing. They use pictures for words and inscribe them on clay tablets.
  • Nov 5, 1500

    science and technology

    3500 BC - Much of lower Mesopotamia is inhabited by numerous Sumer city-states such as Ur, Uruk, Eridu, Kish, Lagash, and Nippur.
  • Nov 8, 1500

    science and technology

    4000BC the sumer establish powerful city-states building large ziggurats at the center of their cities as temples to their gods.
  • Nov 12, 1500

    marriage (religion)

    marriage (religion)
    Among Assyrians, marriage is viewed very seriously. It is seen as a permanent union of both families and spouses. Until a few years ago, divorce was considered a disgrace, and its occurrence was rare. Although it is much more common today, divorce is still generally frowned upon. Ideally, only a religious divorce (dulala or shraya) can terminate the agreement. In practice, it is granted by the church only as a last resort. Even then, the divorce ritual is extremely complicated.
  • Nov 6, 1510

    beliefs (religion)

    beliefs (religion)
    The ancient Assyrians practised both Christianity and Ashurism. Ashurism was, however, their first religion until about 256 A.D when they started accepting Christianity. The Assyrian Church was founded by Thomas, Bortholemew and Thaddeu in 33 A.D.
  • Nov 12, 1511

    childbirth (religion)

    childbirth (religion)
    Assyrians follow a particular set of customs when a child is born. Historically, Assyrian fathers prefer sons rather than daughters. Immediately after birth the child is wiped with salt then wrapped in qemateh (swaddling clothes). The baby is bound tightly to where it can't move while sleeping. A piece of cloth is folded into a triangle and wound tightly to their head. It's then strapped down to the cradle. A wooden tube coated with wax is placed between the baby's legs to carry urine out.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Fast of Nineveh (religion)

    Fast of Nineveh (religion)
    This is a three day fast commemorating the repentance of the Ninevites at the hands of prophet Jonah according to the bible. This fast starts monday three weeks before Ash Wednesday and is observed for three days.It is a time for the penitential practice for the whole Church and the Church does her penance and prayers like that of Jonah in the belly of the big fish and that of the Ninevites.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Governmet-How it Worked

    Governmet-How it Worked
    The Assyrian government relied on tribal customs and practices to rule them. Sometimes the tribal customs had internal conflicts.The conflicts were resolved after a while because of the threat of invasion from the outside.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Government - War

    Government - War
    The Assyrian Army made the strongest army that was only surppassed by the Roman Army. The army first consisted of peasants, then later it consisted of more proffesional assyrians.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Government - Money System

    There was book keeping and accounting. That was kind of like their banking system. Their coins were made out of silver.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Government - Judicial Branch

    The history of Assyria proper is roughly divided into three periods, known as Old Assyrian, Middle Assyrian and Neo-Assyrian. These terms are in wide use in Assyrology and roughly correspond to the Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age, respectively.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Geography - River

    Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia.In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it goes north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it goes east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. This is the Assyrian heartland, where so much of the ancient Near East came to be controlled. This as been forever, no specific date.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Geography - About the Land

    The Assyrian land is rich and fertile. To this day these areas remain critical crop producers. This is from where Assyria derived some strength, as it could feed a large population of professionals and craftsman, which allowed it to expand and advance the art of civilization.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Geography - Mountains, Plains, Plateaous

    To the north and east of Assyria is in the Taurus and Zagros mountains. To the west and south there is a great, low limestone plateau. At the southern end of Assyria the gravel plains give way to alluvium deposited by the Tigris, and farther south there is insufficient rainfall for agriculture without irrigation. These two features create a geogrpahical boundary between Assyria and the neighboring land to the south.
  • Nov 12, 1515

    Geography - Location

    Assyria is located in north Mesopotamia.In Syria it extends west to the Euphrates river; in Turkey it goes north to Harran, Edessa, Diyarbakir, and Lake Van; in Iran it goes east to Lake Urmi, and in Iraq it extends to about 100 miles south of Kirkuk. This is the Assyrian heartland, where so much of the ancient Near East came to be controlled. This as been forever, no specific date.
  • Nov 12, 1517

    Music (culture)

    Music (culture)
    The Assyrian people made their own musical instruments starting at 1300 B.C. Examples are Dulcimer, Asor, and the Double-Pipe. The events when they played music are classified as military, religious, banquets, work and mythical.
  • Nov 12, 1520

    Buildings (culture)

    Buildings (culture)
    The plans of all the Assyrian buildings are rectangular, and we know that long ago, as now, the Eastern architects used this outline almost regularly, and upon it reared some of the most lovely and varied forms ever made. They gather over the angles by graceful curves, and on the basis of an ordinary square hall carry up a minaret or a dome, an octagon or a circle. That this was sometimes done in Assyria is shown by the sculptures.
  • Nov 12, 1522

    Food (culture)

    Food (culture)
    Assyrian cuisine is similar to other Middle Eastern cuisines.It is rich in grains, meat, tomato, and potatoes. Rice was always served with all the main dishes, which were usually a stew or something that was poured over the rice.There are hold-overs from the Old Testament in which people slaughter animals a certain way and where some animals are considered unclean such as the aforementioned swine. They didn't eat pork and still don't.
  • Nov 12, 1524

    Language (culture)

    Language (culture)
    The Assyrian language was also called Akadian and was used in the three millennia BCE in Mesopotamia. It used a writing system called cuneiform, where wedge shaped symbols were inscripted on clay tablets with a reed stylus. It is first attested to in proper names in Sumerian texts (ca. 2800 BCE). The last texts dates from the first century A.D. By then Assyrian was already an extint language, replaced by Aramaic.