Tags » Mesopotamia

Finding the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Dr. Stepahine Dalley talks us through her theory about Sennacherib’s garden and engineering projects and how they might relate to the stories of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon… 15 more words

Summer Reading Recap: Mesopotamia and the Middle East

It’s time to head back to school and if you’re a teacher that means decorating your classroom and finishing up your lesson plans. We’re here to help you out with free resources on ancient Mesopotamia and the Middle East. 474 more words


Still convalescing and getting a bit down

The Station Hospital, Wellington, Southern India
Aug 20th.1915

My dear old Elsie

Here I am old thing still in hospital and very tired of it all and fed up with things in general – but I think they will let me out soon as I am quite convalescent now and they are only holding me to see if Im a carrier of infection which Im sure Im not. 652 more words


The Code of Hammurabi (c. 1754 BCE)

The Code of Babylonian King Hammurabi (c. 1754 BCE) is considered one of the ancient forerunners of human rights and laws in middle eastern cultures (also the origin of “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth”). 8,593 more words


Saturday 14 August 1915 - We Lost 333

Brigadier General Ernest Arnold Cowans commanding 159th Brigade, 53rd Division is wounded by a sniper.

General Michael Joseph Tighe reports he has only 4,000 non-African infantry and his situation is serious. 298 more words

Royal Navy

Chapter II: Divide & Conquer - Part 1

A Captain should endeavour with every art to divide the forces of the enemy, either by making him suspicious of his men in whom he trusted, or by giving him cause that he has to separate his forces, and, because of this, become weaker.

1,357 more words

Friday 13 August 1915 - We Lost 1,428

HMT Royal Edward (Master Peter Milman Wotton, Lieutenant Commander Royal Naval Reserve) is torpedoed and sunk by UB-14 taking reinforcements to Gallipoli. Owned and operated by the Canadian Northern Railway, it was requisitioned by the Admiralty and was the first British transport sunk by an enemy submarine. 954 more words

Royal Navy