This is your old mine, isn’t it? this. It represents my world – the ancient world of ancient Eastern history and archeology. You can read many interesting things from the Neo-Assyrian Empire to the Babylonian Empire. And even before and after. this is incredible. Here is Khorsabad, a winged bull with the head of King Sargon II, representing the grandeur and grandeur of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. God. When we land here, we see lions from the Eicher Gate in the city of Babylon during the Neo-Babylonian Empire. And this is the Mesopotamia wing. Here are some inscriptions of Lagash Gudiya.
Oh dear me…. Some important sculptures. Some dishes. Huh. This is a great map. This is where it all began, right? this. The ancient Near East is the area where I dedicate my life, research and writing. And here I did archaeological research at several places, including Tell Tayanet in the northern Lavant and Hazor in the Land of Israel. I was in Israel in an excavation around Lashish. It was a big swan. A major excavation, an important site. Hazor, the second largest Canaanite city and the place where I excavated, is the largest Canaanite region.
Doug, why does this map make you more like an archaeologist than a map of any part of the world? Well, the events of the Bible, Mesopotamia, Levant, Anatolia, along with modern Turkey and Egypt, emerge in the ancient Near East. Therefore, it is very important to understand what all these lands are and how and what happens in the text of the Bible. Doug, we were looking at the Genesis record. And we were looking at big events there. Construction and then flooding. And we saw a lot of evidence about that. But now we come to your area.
After the deluge, we encountered Noah’s family and as far as I understand it all started at this point. Take us back to that recording. What do you see? How did it all turn out? Of course, in Genesis 9, Noah and his family settled on Mount Ararat, which cannot be determined with certainty. And there can be many sites along the mountain – somewhere here…. Somewhere north-east of Mesopotamia. And there is no doubt that they were scattered in all directions. And when we come to Genesis 10 and the table of nations, we see a series – not the geography that all these people go through – but through whom we see that these are actually people who disintegrated according to the instructions Huh.
After the flood. Because at the beginning of Adam, you were instructed to multiply and fill the world. The same order was repeated after the deluge, and people did and spread and others. And of course, until Genesis 11, where some of these people are centralized. And certainly the intensity of Creation 11 is not meant to suggest that all the people in the world are currently remembered in one area, but only that a large number of people are coming together in one place and urbanization. Are moving towards the process of. City Life. And it is the famous tower of Babel. Ok OK. Do we know where it is?
Therefore, I have done tremendous research in this area. There are about seven or eight “Babylon” in the ancient part of Mesopotamia, which was the city of Babylon. And so, at one time, I studied all these areas and found only one that met all the criteria of the famous Tower of Babylon. And this is the location of Eridu in the south-east of Mesopotamia. And here is this site, I have no doubt, Bible Babel. And after the incident at the Tower of Babel, then we begin to see great deviations and great dispersions of human groups. If you read Mesopotamia archeology in prehistoric times – and certainly prehistoric times are defined by the period before the advent of writing. At that time there were only two human movements. And we are not talking about continuing pottery or trade movements, but two human movements of which they have expanded from Mesopotamia.
And as part of my work, I studied these two expansions very carefully, they were called and they compared and compared. And we found that at the time of the Tower of Babel, only one met all the needs of human dispersal. And this is the Late Uruk period – the period of Uruk expansion. Is it here So the expansion is taking place from Iridu and people are moving outwards. We have signs of expansion going north, south, east, west, Egypt. And of course throughout the eastern Mediterranean and even within Anatolia. So when it expands, it will certainly be the largest. In the area closest to the city of Babel, which is Eridu, you will see the largest remnants of expansion, and the largest developing city was the town of Uruk, a settlement of the Uruk period. And when you say proof, have we found these artifacts in these archaeological excavations? Ok OK.
There are a very large amount and very specific content culture that justifies the expansion of people that I am after Babel distribution. Here, there are bowls with a conical rim, which have been diagnosed since the Uruk period. These types of utensils are very easy to manufacture. And they were basically molded so that the molds were made and spread on the sides so that each mold could be put into the soil. They were then allowed to heal in the sun. But they can do it very quickly. I mean, this is basically the same type of technology that we have on the Ford assembly line.
It was an assembly line for the manufacture of pottery. And this coincides with urbanization. Because if you have a large group of people living in one area, then you need to take care of all these people more efficiently. Therefore, young people form a pattern. Ok OK. Ok OK.