Explore Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Artifacts, and more!

During the second half of the 17th century BC, the Hittites descended from the north and overcame the indigenous Hati people, probably incorporating much of that culture into their own. They conquered the city of Hattush, renaming it Hattusha, and made it the capital of their own empire. The Hittites rapidly became a major power, rivaling Mesopotamia and Egypt. We know from objects of trade, treaties and clay tablet records of their letters that they had contact with Mycenae,

During the second half of the 17th century BC, the Hittites descended from the north and overcame the indigenous Hati people, probably incorporating much of that culture into their own. They conquered the city of Hattush, renaming it Hattusha, and made it the capital of their own empire. The Hittites rapidly became a major power, rivaling Mesopotamia and Egypt. We know from objects of trade, treaties and clay tablet records of their letters that they had contact with Mycenae,

The people of the Ancient Empire...The discovery of the tomb of Akhithotep, overlord of the Vth dynasty, in 1941 by Abdessalam Hussein, was and will forever remain one of the most spectacular discoveries in the history of Egyptology. Hassabollah Taieb recorded the moment for posterity modestly, as he considered the wooden figures to be his own ancestors.....TAIEB HASSABOLLAH/COLLECTION PATRICK CHAPUIS-PHILIPPE FLANDRIN

The people of the Ancient Empire.The discovery of the tomb of Akhithotep, overlord of the Vth dynasty, in 1941 by Abdessalam Hussein, was and will forever remain one of the most spectacular discoveries in the history of Egyptology.

Soldiers with battle-axes. Detail of a victory parade. From the temple of Ishtar, Mari, Syria. 2400 BCE Schist panel inlaid with mother-of-pearl plaques.  Louvre Museum

Sumerian: Soldiers with battle-axes. Detail of a victory parade. From the temple of Ishtar, Mari 2400 BCE Panel inlaid with pearl plaques.

Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BC, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980

Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BC, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980

Genesis 23 reports that Abraham buried Sarah in the Cave of Machpelah purchased from Ephron the Hittite. 2 Samuel 11 tells of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, wife of Uriah the Hittite. A century ago the Hittites were unknown outside of the OT. In 1906, however, archaeologists discovered the ruins of Hattusas, Turkey the ancient Hittite capital at what is today called Boghazkoy; its vast collection of Hittite historical records, which showed an empire flourishing in the mid-second millennium…

Anatolia – The Craddle of Civilization

Hattusa, Hittite Empire, ca 1300 BC. In keeping with the militaristic ethos of…

Snefru's second pyramid, the Bent Pyramid (foreground), and third pyramid, the Red Pyramid (background), at Dahshur.

The Bent Pyramid (foreground) Snefru's second pyramid, and The Red Pyramid (background) Snefru's third pyramid, Dahshur, Egypt

Pinterest
Search