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8th century BC city of Gurgum was the capital of a neo-Hittite kingdom in southeast Anatolia, and a center for the production of stelae with Hittite hieroglyphs. Depicted is the young Tarhunpiyas standing on his mother's knees, holding a stylus and the leash to his hawk. A writing tablet is placed before him, above his mother's head.Een sedes avant la letter ?

century BC city of Gurgum was the capital of a neo-Hittite kingdom in…

The Hittites were a Bronze Age people of Anatolia, present day Turkey. They established a kingdom centered at Hattusa in north-central Anatolia c. the 18th century BC. The Hittite empire reached its height ca. the 14th century BCE, encompassing a large part of Anatolia, north-western Syria about as far south as the mouth of the Litani River (in present-day Lebanon), and eastward into upper Mesopotamia.

Pictures of Hittite Art - Hittite Sculpture

Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire, but is best remembered for his 1760BC creation of the first known written set of laws in history. This codex was written on a basalt stele standing nearly 2 meters tall, top by a relief depicting Hammurabi raising his hand to his mouth in respect to the Babylonian God, who is likely to have been Marduk

Hammurabi Codex Stele B.) basalt, standing nearly 2 meters tall, it is…

Limestone Orthostat Relef: winged human-headed bull. Neo-Hittite (ca. 9th century B.C.), from Syria, Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana)

Orthostat relief: winged human-headed bull - Period: Neo-Hittite Date: ca. Geography: Syria, Tell Halaf (ancient Guzana) Culture: Hittite Medium: Limestone

ancientart: Nubian tribute bearer with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Neo-Assyrian, 8th Century BC.

ancientart: Nubian tribute bearer with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin…

Tablet of Phoenician alphabet. First written language based on an alphabet, 1500 BCE; it contained no vowels. It was successful because it was easy to learn compared to previous systems and was spread into areas in North Africa and Europe by Phoenician merchants.

Creation of the Phonetic Alphabet 1050 BC

Tablet of Phoenician alphabet, first written language was based on an alphabet called Phoenician, from the Middle east 1500 BCE, it contained no vowels.

Relief Depicting the Son of King Araras, from Carchemish, Turkey, Neo-Hittite, 10th-8th Century Bc Giclee Print at AllPosters.com

Relief Depicting the Son of King Araras, from Carchemish, Turkey, Neo-Hittite, 10th-8th Century Bc

Relief Depicting the Son of King Araras, from Carchemish, Turkey, Neo-Hittite, Century Bc

Man and dog Metropolitan Museum  Period:     Neo-Babylonian Date:     ca. 8th–7th century B.C. Geography:     Mesopotamia Culture:     Babylonian Medium:     Bronze

Man and dog Period:Neo-Babylonian Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Babylonian Medium:Bronze Dimensions:H.

Horse Frontlet (face shield)    Neo-Assyrian, 9th-8th century BC

Carved Ivory horse frontlet with a nude goddess holding lotus flowers and lions. Neo-Assyrian, ca.

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London.

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London. According to a book by Irving Finkel of the British Museum.

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