A region notable for its early ancient civilizations, geographically encompassing the modern Middle East, Egypt, and modern Turkey.
A term from late Antiquity, it refers to the western-most part of Asia, bordered by the Black, the Mediterranean, and Agean Seas, in what is now modern-day Turkey.
A region in northern Mesopotamia whose kings ruled most of the ancient Near East in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C.E.
People from the region of northern Mesopotamia that includes modern-day Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon.
Residents of the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon, also used to refer to the population of the larger geographical designation of lower Mesopotamia.
The writing system of ancient Mesopotamia, consisting of wedges pressed into clay.
Dug up, often from an archaeological site.
The third division of the Jewish canon, also called by the Hebrew name Ketuvim. The other two divisions are the Torah (Pentateuch) and Nevi'im (Prophets); together the three divisions create the acronym Tanakh, the Jewish term for the Hebrew Bible.