Boona: the Little Assyrian Boy
Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 02:05 PM UT
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, perhaps 3,000 years ago, perhaps 5,000 years ago, or perhaps even 10,000 years ago, there lived in Mesopotamia (the land between the two rivers), a land in the middle western part of Asia, a highly industrialized and very efficient race of people called the Assyrians. They were great warriors and protected their land and their people with all of their might. They had 116 kings and kingdoms, each one following the other. This succession of kings took place from 2,200 years before Christ to about 800 years before Christ (B.C.) or maybe even many more years than that.
They created some of the wonders of the world at that time, such as a great irrigation system built by their king Sennacherib in the 8th century. This ancient irrigation system is called The Assyrian Water Conduit or Sennacherib's Aqueduct. They built gigantic palaces; they were the first ones to search and study the stars and all the planets in the skies; they were the founders of astronomy; they made the first wheel; they...