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Middle eastern history

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Middle eastern history

Sargon of Akkad

History; Middle eastern history

Sargon of Akkad was a Semitic Akkadian emperor famous for his conquest of the Sumerian city-states in the 23rd and 22nd centuries BC. The founder of the Dynasty of Akkad, Sargon reigned during the ...

calif

History; Middle eastern history

A calif is a religious leader of an Islamic state. The first four "rightly guided" califs who succeeded the Prophet Muhammad were all his followers. Though three out of the four were not related to ...

sultan

History; Middle eastern history

The leader of an Islamic state. Though often a military leader (particularly in the Middle Ages), he was not a religious leader or descendent of the Prophet Muhammad. The term, which means "strength" ...

sheik

History; Middle eastern history

The hereditary leader of a tribe or clan, or an elder Muslim scholar, in Arab culture. Also an honorific for an older Muslim man.

Petra

History; Middle eastern history

The 15th century A.D. Peruvian and archaeological site in Jordan that is known for its rock scupted architecture and elaborate water conduits system. Petra was abandoned shortly after Spanish ...

Jerash

History; Middle eastern history

Known by the Romans as Gerasa, Jerash is a northern Jordanian city acclaimed for some of the most well-preserved Roman architecture in the world. The city has been occupied by humans for more than ...

elamite language

History; Ancient history

The elamite language is an extinct language that was spoken in the ancient Elamite Empire (Elam)which spanned present-day Iran from 2800-550 BCE. It is a language isolate (although it is possibly ...

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