Tag: the ancient near east

The Last Days of Hattusa

07/03 | In the latter part of the second millennium B.C., the Hittite empire was a Near Eastern superpower. Its capital, Hattusa, was a great city of palaces and temples surrounded by   Read more…

Posted in The Ancient Near Eastern World.

The Doorways of Solomon’s Temple

06/26 | In the Bible, the inner shrine of Solomon’s Temple is described as having five mezuzot. What are they? The question has puzzled Biblical scholars for centuries. Does a recently discovered   Read more…

Posted in Artifacts and the Bible, Hebrew Bible, Temple at Jerusalem.

Carchemish in the Bible and History

06/21 | Carchemish was an important Hittite fortress and provincial capital located on the west bank of the Euphrates River.   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, The Ancient Near Eastern World.


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