Assyrian Expansion and Control: The Establishment of Colonies in Cappadocia
Assyria controlled a vast territory that stretched from Mesopotamia to Egypt and included parts of modern-day Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Israel. As part of their expansionist policies, the Assyrians established colonies in various regions, including Cappadocia. This was around 7th-8th centuries BC. Cappadocia is a unique region characterized by its unique geological formations, such…
“The Symbolism of the Pomegranate in Ancient Assyria: A Cultural and Religious Perspective”
The pomegranate is a symbol that has held great significance in the culture of ancient Assyria. This fruit, known for its bright red color and many seeds, was not only a symbol of fertility and abundance, but also had a deep religious and cultural meaning. The pomegranate was primarily associated with the goddess Gula, the…
Exploring the Symbolism of the Assyrian Tree of Life
The mysteries of the Tree of Life are being discussed in this article..
“The Warrior Culture of Ancient Assyria: A Look into the Military Power and Tactics of the Empire”
The Assyrian warrior culture was a key aspect of the empire’s military power and expansion..
Ephrem the Syrian: An Overview of his most important Works
Ephrem The Syrian: An overview of the most influential works
The Rule of Sargon II
The Rule of Sargon II, the founder of the Assyrian Sargonid dynasty…
Lion hunting in Assyria
Lion hunting in ancient Assyria. What was the symbolic meaning behind the hunt? Why did the ancient Assyrians hunt lions?
What is “Alqosh”? What’s so special about it?
Ashurbanipal was the last great king of the Assyrian Empire, which was located in what is now modern-day Iraq. He reigned from 668 BC to 627 BC and is known for his military conquests, cultural achievements, and extensive library. Ashurbanipal is best known for his military conquests, which expanded the boundaries of the Assyrian Empire…
Poem: the Syriac language (original)
A poem about the Assyrian/Syriac language written by one of our authors