Portfolio Category: Near East & Mesopotamia

Ashes of Nineveh – Fall of Assyria

Ashes of Nineveh – Fall of Assyria

Among the major events that took place in the ancient Near East, none were more earth-shattering than the fall of the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh. The demise of Nineveh ...
The Art Of Not Being Governed

The Art Of Not Being Governed

This class challenges students with a radically different approach to political history that presents events from the perspective of stateless peoples and explores the idea of state-making as a form ...
Ḫammurapi’s Code

Ḫammurapi’s Code

Dating to the 1700s BCE, Hammurabi’s Code is one of the oldest sets of laws. These laws help shed light on what life was like in Ancient Babylonia. In this ...
Who Invented Trousers?

Who Invented Trousers?

Gender equality may have been advanced in steppe nomad tribes of antiquity where both men and women wore practical trousers, the first tailored garments created for riding horses, hunting, warfare, ...