Oliver's Site

8. Hittites, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Assyrians














Table of Contents | 1. Earth | 2. The Origin of Life and Evolution of Man | 3. Civilisation | 4. Fertile Crescent | 5. Egypt | 6. Indus Valley | 7. Yellow River (Haung He/Huang Ho) | 8. Hittites, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Assyrians | 9. New World (B. C./Pre-Columban) | 10. Greeks and Persians | 11. Rome ( - B. C. - A. D. 96) | 12. Saul of Tarsus | 13. Rome ( - A. D. 275) | 14. Rome and Byzantium (Nova Roma) | 15. Islam | 16. Charlemagne | 17. Vikings | 18. Turks, Crusaders, Mongols, Moors, Explorers and Conquistadors | 19. Reformation, Enlightenment (1300s -1700s) | 20. Mid-1700s - early 1900s | 21. The Great War | 22. Inter-War Years | 23. The War in Europe and Africa | 24. Second World War | 25. War in the Pacific | 26. Defeating the Axis in Europe and Africa | 27. End of Japanese Imperialism | 28. Ending the War | 29. Conquest of Space | 30. Averting Nuclear War | 31. End of Empire | 32. Man on the Moon | 33. Arms Race and Limitation | 34. Lifting the Iron Curtain | 35. Outer Space | 37. | 42.





Continued from previous page, 7. Yellow River

 
 
Assyrians, Hittites, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Chaldeans 
 
 
 
From Bronze to Iron
 
Program 4 of the 1989 lecture series The Western Tradition by Eugen Weber at UCLA
 
 
 
The Ancient Near East
 
Animated map from the Every Year series
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

------------

 

 

 

 

 

Hittites

 

1400 - 1200 B. C.

 

The gate to Hattusa, capital city of the Hittites in central Anatolia

 

 

 

 

 

Hittites  -  Indo-Europeans from the north, settled in Anatolia; first to develop iron, speakers of the oldest Indo-European language

 

 

 

Hittites

 

Lecture (# 7) by Ethan Spanier from a History 180 course at Whitman College, Spring 2011

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PivX8RTZq7Q Removed from You Tube

 

 

Tracking the Frontiers of the Hittite Empire

 

Lecture by Ann Gunter (2010)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxBMpMR4pqs&feature=related 

 

 

The Dark Lords of Hattusha

 

Episode # 3 from the documentary series Lost Cities of the Ancients

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cVfIJikiMI

 

 

The Hittite Kingdom

 

Lost Superpower of the Bible 

 

Episode about the Hittites of Hattusha from the documentary series Lost Worlds (44 min.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Z9BPAYUnb8 Removed from You Tube

 

Excerpt:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0PoG4xoLb8

 

 

The Hittites and the Era of the Israelite Judges

 

Excerpt of a lecture on the Bible by Bruce Gore

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfDyto6Jjio

 

 

The Hittites

 

A Civilization that Changed the World

2003 documentary narrated by Jeremy Irons (3:04:12)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDrmsEueb-Q

 

 

Empire of the Hittites

 
Episode # 5 of six of the 1985 BBC documentary series In Search of the Trojan War with Michael Wood (59:54)
 
(See also the Persia and Greece page)
 

 

 

Tablet with Hittite text in cuneiform script 

 

 

The Luwians

 

A Lost Civilization Comes Back to Life


Lecture by Eberhard Zangger in Klosters, Switzerland on 18 January 2015

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DNyA90f_aw

 

 

Luwian Hieroglyphics

 

Lecture by Petra Goedegebuure at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago on 3 February 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOd_hodh7Mc

 

 

Secret Pagan Underworld

 

Episode from the documentary series Cities of the Underworld (2007)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmTg2_ZCW9s

 

 

Battle of Kadesh

 

Episode from the documentary series Decisive Battles

 

In 1272 BC the Hittites and Egyptians fought a battle to a draw

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8f1FUwTv8Q  

 

 

 

Ramses - Raging Chariots

 

Episode 7, about the Battle of Kadesh, of Season 1 of the documentary series Battles BC

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKUfw8uEmr8

 

 

New Discoveries in Ancient Turkey

 

Lecture by Brian Rose

 

Penn Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF8vjpc1oQk

 

 

A Tour of Central Turkey

 

   -   Ankara, Konya, Cappadocia

 

Lecture by John R. Hale

 

From The Great Courses

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dReyRDezmmw

 

 

 

----------------

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Canaanites
 

The Fertile Crescent with Canaan between Mesopotamia and Egypt

 

 

Canaan Timeline

 

Add here:

 

 

Canaanite Civilization

 

Discussion of the Canaanites and Phoenicians, the characteristics of their civilization, and the texts of Ugarit.

 

Lecture 201-3a by William Hamblin

 

November 2012

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsvUw5g3VmU

 

 

Canaanite Sacred Symbols

Examination of the sacred sites and images of the Canaanites

Lecture 201 3b by William Hamblin

November 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bFZfDhLLi0

 

 

Canaanite Jerusalem

 

Examines the archaeological remains of Canaanite Jerusalem during the Bronze Age (to c. 1500 BC); also the age of Melchizedek

 

Lecture 201 3b 1 by William Hamblin

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qd-qeocv-A

 

 

 

 

-------------------

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenicians

 

Phoenician (from Poeni, meaning the colour red or purple) is an Archaic Greek name or term given to sea merchants who inhabited 

the Semitic Canaanite coastal cities of the Levant such as Sidon, Biblos and Tyre.

 

Phoenicians generally considered themselves Canaanite.

 

 

 

 

 

Phoenician ship (replica)

 

 

 Phoenician colonies and trade routes ca. 700 B. C.

 

 

Phoenicians sailed around the African continent (around the Cape of Good Hope)

 

Phoenician colonies and sea voyages

 

 

 

Phoenicians and Genetics

 

Spencer Wells (2008)

 

"Genetically . . . the Canaanites, Phoenicians and Lebanese are the same people."

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4V_tskDXAk&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZjF5IfuML0

 

 

Lebanese geneticists trace link to Phoenicians  

 

Al Jazeera, Nov 22, 2008

 

"Only 27% of Lebanese carry the Phoenician gene." 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvlIrWk9utI

 

Tracing a Lost Civilization - Phoenician & Lebanese DNA

CNN - Inside the Middle East

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP7TcPj7UAE

 
The Quest for the Phoenicians

 

2004 National Geographic documentary (52 min.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBObLQZdeq8

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVwsZnH9y9k

 

 

 

Sailing with the Phoenicians

 

Episode from the documentary series Secrets of Archeology (2003)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YctseaBS-wE

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsh3qMWmOTw

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j32yCYm6DFc

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es7GejIyv64

 

 

 

The Phoenicians

 

Discussion on the weekly Thursday BBC radio programme In Our Time hosted by Melvyn Bragg

 

With guests Mark Woolmer, Josephine Quinn and Cyprian Broodbank

 

6 February 2014

 

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03szw8l

 

You Tube:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHx17BKaJbE

 

 

 

 

22-letter Phoenician alphabet

 

 

How the Phoenicians started the Alphabet

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcK-VFFKbCA 

 

 

 

 

 

Egyptian hieroglyphs, Phoenician, Greek and Latin alphabets

 

 

 

 

                            -----------------------

 

 

 

Assyria

 

Mesopotamia: Babylonia and Assyria

 

 

 

 

Assyria and the Bible

 

Lectures from a bible study course by Bruce Gore

 

Uploaded in 2015

 

11. The Assyrian Empire and the Israelite Monarchy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7rSCsDBPZU

 

12. The Assyrian Empire and Jonah

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FZECx74Dmg

 

13. The Assyrian Empire, Isiah and King Ahaz

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q-I8fSop7c 

 

14. Hezekiah, Sennacherib and Big Surprises

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O5RHbq3BLI

 

15. Manasseh and the End of the Assyrian Empire

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iXFsA8gySE

 

16. Assyria Falls, Babylon Rises, and Josiah Reforms

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyyC7btuHAg

 

 

The Assyrians

 

Masters of War

 

Episode from the documentary series Ancient Warriors (25:23)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH3hgHUOKUM

 

 

The Collapse of the Assyrian Empire and the Evidence of Dur-Katlimmu

 

Lecture by Hartmut Kühne at the Oriental Institute in Chicago in 2014 (1:02:40)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hkcz1bg5DY

 

 

 

-----------------
 
 
Arameans
 
 
THE HIDDEN PEARL
 
The History of the Aramean People
 
Documentary film about the Aramean people, 
language, culture, religion and traditions
 
197 minutes HD
 
 
or
 
 
 
 
 
---------------
 
 
 
 

Chaldeans
 
 
Chaldea (New Babylonian Empire)
 
 
 
















Continue to next page, 9 New World (Pre-Columban)
















 
 
 
 
 
 
Kindly direct comments and questions about this website or its contents to the webmaster. Please use the message sending facility on the home page (table of contents).