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Canaan was the name of a large and prosperous country (at times independent, at others a tributary to Egypt) which corresponds roughly to present-day Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel and was also known as Phoenicia. The origin of the name `Canaan’ for the land comes from various ancient texts (among them the Hebrew Bible) and there is no scholarly consensus... [continue reading]
The Amorites were a nomadic people who lived in the region of Mesopotamia that was west of the Euphrates River during the third millennium BCE. Their movement east into the more civilized and culturally established regions brought about great change and influence for the Babylonian Empire. There is speculation that the Amorites traveled all the way from Europe... [continue reading]
Archaeology is a wide subject and definitions can vary, but broadly, it is the study of the culture and history of past peoples and their societies by uncovering and studying their material remains, i.e. tools, ruins, and pottery. Archaeology and history are different subjects but have things in common and constantly work with each other. While historians... [continue reading]