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This clay tablet from ancient Babylon describes monthly rations allowed to Jehoiachin, a Jewish king. The Biblical account of King Jehoiachin is found in 2 Kings 25:29-30, which also states that he received a "regular allowance" from the king of Babylon. The tablet was made in c. 595-570 BC, discovered in Babylon in c. 1900.  The text is in the Akkadian language using cuneiform script. The artifact is now located in the Museum of the Ancient Near East, Pergamum Museum, Berlin.

This clay tablet from ancient Babylon describes monthly rations allowed to Jehoiachin, a Jewish king. The biblical account of King Jeho.

Maps of the Cities of the Ancient Middle East.

Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-Semitism to Zionism.

From the ancient Near East, Syria, ca. 1000 to 800 BC. Delightful terracotta child's toy in the form of a covered cart and horse - each with original four wheels. Entire unit measures 9"L x 4-1/2"H, wheels once applied using wooden dowels which have been lost to age.

From the ancient Near East, Syria, ca. 1000 to 800 BCE. Delightful terracotta child's toy in the form of a covered cart and horse - each with original four wheels. Entire unit measures x wheels once applied using wooden dowels which have been lost to age.

AKKADIAN EMPIRE  FIRST EMPIRE in HISTORY  Widely considered as the first empire of the world, the AKKADIAN Empire was created by King SARGON of AKKAD who invaded all the neighboring areas and pushed his influence and power farther north toward the Taurus Mountains where he conquered parts of Lebanon from the HURRIANS. To the east, SARGON successfully invaded western ELAM, while he also captured MAGAN in Oman.

Empire of Sargon. The Akkadian Empire was an ancient Semitic empire centered in the city of Akkad and its surrounding reg…

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions, about 911-627 BC.

Assyria was the region in the Near East which, under the Neo-Assyrian Empire, reached from Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) through Asia Minor (modern Turkey.

Asia has a history extending back to the ancient period. East Asian, West Asian, and South Asian  civilizations did emerge independently of...

Asia has a history extending back to the ancient period. East Asian, West Asian, and South Asian civilizations did emerge independently of.

Battle of Kadesh 1274 BC

Hittites - CrystalinksOld Hittite Kingdom - 1500 BC) Hattusa becomes the capital Middle Hittite Kingdom - 1450 BC) New Hittite Kingdom (Empire) - 1180 BC): Suppiluliumas I conquers Syria;

Sumer - LookLex Encyclopaedia

Map shows Akkad empire and the Sumerian Empire of Mesopotamia. These empires would have occurred after the division of languages.

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