Category Archives: Syria

Ancient Palestine Existed in Modern Day Turkey and Syria

Professor J. P. Dessel of the University of Tennessee released a statement today on findings showing that “Palestine” once existed in modern-day Turkey and Syria. The name “Palestine” was found written in ancient Hittite hieroglyphics in Antakya, Turkey, and similar … Continue reading

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Texts Reveal Cultural Life in Ugarit and Show Similarities with Arabic Language

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); Ancient texts found in the Syrian city of Ras Shamra, near ancient Ugarit, reveal a scribe’s lessons to his students on the alphabet. They also show that … Continue reading

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Tell Zeidan Reveals Life Before Urban Civilization in Mesopotamia

(function() {var s = document.createElement(‘SCRIPT’), s1 = document.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0];s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.src = ‘http://widgets.digg.com/buttons.js’;s1.parentNode.insertBefore(s, s1);})(); Excavations at Tell Zeidan, on the Euphrates River in what is now Syria, are revealing what life was like before urban civilization in Mesopotamia. Tell Zeidan is … Continue reading

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Bronze Box Containing 250 Hellenistic Coins Discovered in Syria

A local Syrian man discovered a bronze box on his land, which contained approximately 250 Hellenistic coins. The collection is a mixture of silver drachma and tetra-drachma coins, with inscriptions varying from “King Phillip” to “Alexander” to “King Alexander.” The … Continue reading

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