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Levant History Map

June 4th, 2006 · Comments Off on Levant History Map · history

As threatened, here is the Levant History Map. This chart shows the rough political boundaries of the Levant over a period of 1200 years. Due to the unique geography of the Levant, we can make a dramatic simplification of our map into a backwards “C” shape that describes the regions from Egypt into Anatolia — […]

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Abraham of the Chaldees

December 17th, 2005 · Comments Off on Abraham of the Chaldees · history

Ancient Civilization Unearthed in Syria The Tell Hamoukar Survey 2000-2001 (University of Chicago) Archeologists have discovered the ruins of forgotten cities older than most of the other great Mesopotamian city states, but much further north up the Euphrates valley than anyone had expected. In fact, the prevailing theories on the development of ancient civilization say […]

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