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Ebla - Ancient Syria

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posted on May, 29 2012 @ 12:14 PM
The City We've Never Heard Of. And Why Not?

In the Third Millennium BC there was a city so large and famous in the ancient world that at one time it had a thriving population of over 450,000. For over 1200 years it was the center of the world for learning, craft, metalwork, language, philosophy and religion.

No, this city was not Rome. It was a city that existed at its zenith more than two and a half thousand years before Rome. Its founding kings (patriarchs), being Ab-ra-mu (Abraham), E-sa-um (Esau), Ish-ma-ilu (Ishmael), Is-ra-ilu (Israel), Sa-'u-lum (Saul) and Da-'u'dum (David).

The city was not Jerusalem, but a name no one today has ever heard of. It was called Ebla. Located in northern Syria, it was the birthplace of Eblaite, the mother tongue that spawned dozens of languages including Aramaic, Arabic and Hebrew.

Ebla shared a distinction with Ireland as being a society that had developed a deep religious philosophy against the prevailing practices of human sacrifice and blood that was practiced throughout the ancient world to appease the gods of nature.

Ebla were also master craftsmen specialising in artefacts of fine quality bronze and wood. Given these common features, it is almost certain that the relationship between the master navigators of the Irish and the craftsmen and traders of Ebla was founded early in the existence of the city. In turn, the friendship was to become hugely profitable to both sides.

By 2300 BCE within two hundred years of commencing direct trade with the Druid Priest Kings of Ireland, Ebla had swelled in size from a city of 20,000 to 30,000 to the greatest and largest city of the ancient world, with a population of over 300,000. It wasn’t until over two thousand years later that another city called Rome came close to this peak.

In other words, there can be no doubt that Ebla is ground zero, the starting point for the ancient history and stories referred to in the very first book of the Old Testament, even if it does not fit our modern idea of Biblical History.

Additional Info: The name Syria is derived from the ancient Greek name for Syrians: Σύριοι, Sýrioi, or Σύροι, Sýroi, which the Greeks applied without distinction to the Assyrians.

posted on May, 29 2012 @ 03:09 PM
Its said that History controls the Future..

Maybe, History is being Ressurected...

posted on May, 29 2012 @ 06:47 PM
Anyone else think that TPTB are trying to regain the land of ancient mesopotamia? For those who dont know, Ancient mesopotamia is the region which currently consists of modern day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Southern Turkey, Iran, Palestine.. more or less the middle east...

Or am I on my own on this one?

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:06 AM
shouldnt this be in "ancient civilizations"

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 07:24 AM
reply to post by toocoolnc

It would be interesting to know what their climate was like orginally. I don't think it was high tech to live in a mud hut in a desert. The whole middle east looks uninhabitable. No water, no trees, no animals... just dirt and dust.
I think civilization started there due to a lack of predators that ate humans. Still you can't forget what was going on in South America at the same time such as Puma Punku.... which looks much more high tech. However they left no written language. I personally think they might have been aliens there, up high away from the primitive hominids who might cause them trouble. As far as modern day Iraqu. The only thing of value to our history is decifering those clay tablets. Oil should be abandandoned in search of utilizing free energy. Oil is a dirt filthy way of using energy and too many lives ruined over it. Including the fish in the Gulf of Mexico. It is all very dysfunctional.

posted on May, 30 2012 @ 11:44 AM
reply to post by frugal

It would be interesting to know what their climate was like orginally. I don't think it was high tech to live in a mud hut in a desert. The whole middle east looks uninhabitable. No water, no trees, no animals... just dirt and dust.

Ebla’s prosperity stemmed from its agricultural hinterland, in the rich plain of northern Syria,

Hinterland : The hinterland is the land or district behind a coast or the shoreline of a river.

The climate within this region around 2500BC was around 40 degrees celcius. Although the climate was very warm and did not consist of much percipitation the civiliation itself was located by the shore, the Mediterannean sea.

Technology and advancement in civilisations does not tend to soley rely upon the climate. Civilisations which evolved amongs the 'Hinterland' generally tend to flourish and expand at a higher rate.

The Civilisation of Ebla was in fact a very important place at the time.

The city was a manufacturing and distribution centre. Linen and wool, including damask cloth, were the main products. Metalworking, including the smelting and alloying of gold, silver, copper, tin, and lead, was the second most important activity. Woodworking and the production of olive oil, wine, and beer also were important. Trade was the third support of Ebla’s economy. Cloth, manufactured goods, and olive oil were its main exports; imports included gold, silver, copper, tin, precious stones, and sheep. Because of its geographic location, Ebla grew wealthy on transit trade. Materials from Iran, Anatolia, and Cyprus were transshipped to states as distant as Sumer and Egypt. The Egyptian trade passed through Byblos.

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