Keywords : Assyrians

The Moral Values of the Assyrians

Safwan Sami Al-Rifai

Athar Alrafedain, 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 133-150
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2013.76835

The research aims to shed light on one of the most prominent highlights of the Assyrian civilization in its human heritage, which is ethics. It has been proven with conclusive evidence that military force has never been the way to build nations and achieve their goals unless members of society are cohesive and possess the values ​​and morals inherent in their souls and inherited through Generations have become one of the systems in which societies are not established without them. Despite the strength and valor of the Assyrians and their successive wars to protect their sprawling state, they were also known for their sound nature and colors of moral thinking.

The humanitarian dimension in the politics of the Assyrian kings

Mohammed Hamza Hussein

Athar Alrafedain, 2013, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 273-285
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2013.76870

For more than four thousand years there is still news of the Assyrian royal campaigns against the neighboring kingdoms and peoples. It occupies a large part of the writings of Jewish rabbis and modern researchers, with different points of view, sometimes biased, and full of grudges and hatred against the Assyrians. This is what we notice on the books of the Old Testament (the Torah), and on the writings of a number of Western researchers who described the Assyrians with bad qualities that indicate a hardness of heart and looseness of the soul. Therefore, we worked to memorize the humanitarian dimension in the policy of the Assyrian kings by reviewing a number of related cuneiform texts, which contradicted what Jewish researchers and others worked to show on the Assyrians.

Examples of wild animals on the Assyrian sculptures - selected samples

Yasmin Yassin Saleh

Athar Alrafedain, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 201-212
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2012.69787

Information related to the animals in Mesopotamia comes from three sources, the first of which is the bones discovered through archaeological excavations, the second is the signs of cuneiform texts, and the third is the artistic scenes. The study of animal bones provides us with valuable information about the animal's type, sex, age, and in some cases, the diseases it previously had. The cuneiform texts provided information on the names of animals, as well as economic records on temple herds, as well as lists of animals that kings hunted or kept in their private parks.