Category Archives: Archaeology

India’s Hidden Baolis Captured in photos

A new photobook has been published that unveils the history behind one of India’s best kept architectural secrets – a series of idiosyncratic subterranean stepwells scattered all over the country. Called The Vanishing Stepwells of India, the project was completed by … Continue reading

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Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilisation – Some History

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning ‘between two rivers’) was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to today’s Iraq, mostly, but also parts of modern-day Iran, … Continue reading

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Semitic: Languages of Oldest People

The Semitic languages, previously also named Syro-Arabian languages, are a branch of the Afroasiatic language family originating in the Middle East that are spoken by more than 330 million people across much of Western Asia, Levant Region,North Africa and the … Continue reading

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RAWLINSON :Pioneer Reader of Cuneiform and Assyriology

Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, 1st Baronet GCB was an English soldier, diplomat and orientalist. He is sometimes referred to as the “Father of Assyriology.” Knowledge of cuneiform was lost until 1835 when Henry Rawlinson, a British East India Company army … Continue reading

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