Historical Illiteracy Defined


To the ignorant:
1. Sennacherib died long before 657 BC.
2. Drought had little to nothing to do with the fall of the Assyrian Empire. The Empire was doomed by Nabopolassar’s Chaldean revolts in Akkad and an usurper in Nineveh. Nadav Na’aman describes this thoroughly.

3. Crowding was always a feature of Assyrian life; Assyria was a very urbanized country since at least the 9th century BC, and probably long before.

Stay classy, Haaretz.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

5 thoughts on “Historical Illiteracy Defined”

  1. Assyria may have fallen long time ago but assyrians til today are living:). We are up to 3-4 million around the world (mist living in the diaspora). The Assyrians – A people without rights:

    Click to access IAIGO-2014–The-Assyrians-A-People-Without-Rights–English.pdf

    Who are the Assyrians and what are the Nineveh Plains:


    Documentary: Take a rare glimpse into the lives of the Assyrians after ISIS attacks in Iraq:

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