Category Archives: Middle Eastern

The Message – Full Movie

A high quality Blu-Ray version of the movie is available on http://www.peacebook.in Watch video!

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Introduction to Islam by OWN

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Slides on Islam

Please review the slides on Islam to participate in the weekly class discussions.  

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Zoroastrian Texts

The following links to Zoroastrian texts will help us in our class discussion: Muller, ed. Sacred Books of the East. vol IV. Oxford 1880 Skjaervo, Introduction to Zoroastrianism 2005 Harvard University Symbol of Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord)

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Zoroastrianism by Khan Academy

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Zoroastrianism by Story of God (National Geographic)

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Slides on Judaism

Review the slides on Judaism to aid in our class discussions on the Hebrew people.   Rembrandt van Rijn. Moses Smashes the Tables of the Law, 1659.

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Mendel Hurwitz Prepares to Become a Man by OWN

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Introduction to Judaism by OWN

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The Gods of the Egyptian or Studies in Egyptian Mythology

The amazing compendium by E. A. Wallis Budge Gods of the Egyptians or Studies in Egyptian Mythology contains a wealth of literary and visual content for us to explore Ancient Egyptian religion together.

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Slides on Mesopotamia

Please click the link for slides on Ancient Mesopotamia for students in Humanities 4: Ancient to Medieval.

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Egypt’s Golden Empire Part 2

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Mesopotamian Votives

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Sumerian lyre from Royal Cemetary at Ur c.2600-2350 BCE

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The Slaying of Humbaba 9th c. BCE

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Stela of King Naram-sin c.2300-2200 BCE

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Panel of Hesira c.2750 BCE

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Dying Lioness c. 668-627 BCE

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Divine Consort Amernirdis I c.710 BCE

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Babylonian Cylinder Seal c. 1800 BCE

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Court of the Lions, Alhambra Palace 14th c. C.E.

image credit: Jim Gordon – Wikimedia Commons

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Cordoba Cathedral-Mosque prayer hall 784-987 C.E.

image credit: Mihael Grmek – Wikimedia Commons

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Male Head, Nok culture ca. 500-200 B.C.E.

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Stepped Pyramid of King Zoser ca. 2630 B.C.E.

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Great Sphinx at Giza ca. 2450-2514 B.C.E.

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Tutankhamen and Queen ca.1360 B.C.E.

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Queen of Heaven (Inanna or Ishtar) Relief 1800-1750 B.C.E.

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Standard of Ur (War Panel) 2700 B.C.E.

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Stele of Hammurabi 1750 B.C.E.

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Khorsabad Palace Winged Bulls 720 B.C.E.

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Eannatum’s Stele of Victory 2450 B.C.E.

   

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Rosetta Stone 196 B.C.E.

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Shahada (Confession of Faith), Ottoman Topkapi Palace c. 1460 AD

 

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Decorative Quran Cover

 

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Dome of the Rock Mosque c. 687-691 AD

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Islamic Angel, 13th c. AD

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Map of Jericho 14th c. AD

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The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence 13th c. AD

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Nizami’s Iqbalnamah Cover 12th c. AD

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Mosaic in Jericho 8th c. AD

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Beit Alpha Mosaic 6th c. AD

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Winged Genie from the Palace of King Sargon II

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Tutankhamun and Aja

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