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Adad is the god of storms. He is usually shown carrying a lighting fork, symbolising his power over the storm forces of nature.  The Babylonian and Assyrian god Adad was known to the Sumerians as Ishkur, and is often shown with a lion-dragon or bull. Adad's wife was the goddess Shala.

Adad is the god of storms. He is usually shown carrying a lighting fork, symbolising his power over the storm forces of nature. The Babylonian and Assyrian god Adad was known to the Sumerians as Ishkur, and is often shown with a lion-dragon or bull. Adad's wife was the goddess Shala.

Vintage Radfords Fenton Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer

Vintage Radfords Fenton Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer

relief panels neo assyrian ashurnasirpal II 883-859 bc nimrud

relief panels neo assyrian ashurnasirpal II 883-859 bc nimrud

Part of an exhibit in the Assyrian hall of Iraq's newly-opened National Museum

Part of an exhibit in the Assyrian hall of Iraq's newly-opened National Museum

ancientart:  Nubian tribute bearer with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Neo-Assyrian, 8th Century BC.

ancientart: Nubian tribute bearer with an oryx, a monkey, and a leopard skin. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Neo-Assyrian, 8th Century BC.

Assyrian Staues in Museums: Sennekherib,assyrian  King 704-681 BCE

Assyrian Staues in Museums: Sennekherib,assyrian King 704-681 BCE

According to the Sargon Legend (a cuneiform clay tablet purporting to be his biography) never knew his father. His mother could not reveal her pregnancy or keep the child, and so he was set adrift by her in a basket on the Euphrates River where he was later found by a man named Akki who was a gardener for Ur-Zababa, the King of the Sumerian city of Kish. From this very humble beginning, Sargon would rise to conquer all Mesopotamia and create the first multi-national empire in history.

According to the Sargon Legend (a cuneiform clay tablet purporting to be his biography) never knew his father. His mother could not reveal her pregnancy or keep the child, and so he was set adrift by her in a basket on the Euphrates River where he was later found by a man named Akki who was a gardener for Ur-Zababa, the King of the Sumerian city of Kish. From this very humble beginning, Sargon would rise to conquer all Mesopotamia and create the first multi-national empire in history.

Queen Shamiram( Semiramis)  statue; The powerful Assyrian queen.

Queen Shamiram( Semiramis) statue; The powerful Assyrian queen.

Mt Tabor located in the Galilee, Israel, is believed to be the site of Transfiguration of Christ. Shot in 1800s, this photo does not show the Roman Catholic Church of the Transfiguration of  the Franciscan order built over 5 years from 1919-1924 on top of the mountain. Contact us to arrange your private Israel tour.

Mt Tabor located in the Galilee, Israel, is believed to be the site of Transfiguration of Christ. Shot in 1800s, this photo does not show the Roman Catholic Church of the Transfiguration of the Franciscan order built over 5 years from 1919-1924 on top of the mountain. Contact us to arrange your private Israel tour.

Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus of Nazareth