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The Assyrians of Iraq

  

Introduction

The Assyrians have a long history dating back to biblical times. The rise of Assyria, a kingdom in northern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) began around 1350 BC. At its height (730-650 BC), the Assyrian empire controlled the Middle East from the Gulf to Egypt, but it collapsed in 612 BC.

Today, there are about two million Assyrians living in Iraq, 700,000 in Syria, 400,000 in the USA and about 500,000 in the rest of the world. 

They have their own language and alphabet.

They are almost all Christians: Chaldean church 45%, Syriac Orthodox 26%, Church of the East 19%, Syrian Catholic 4%, others 6%. See list of Assyrian religious links.

More information: Wikipedia


History

The Assyrians 1170-612 BC
The Assyrians were Semitic people in the northern reaches of Mesopotamia. Under the monarch, Shamshi-Adad, they attempted to build their own empire, but Hammurabi soon crushed the attempt. [World Civilisations website]

Brief history of the Assyrians 
Peter BetBasoo (Assyria on Line)

Timeline of Assyrian history

Ancient history links  
Assyria on Line


Politics

Assyrian Democratic Movement

Assyrian National Congress

Assyrian Patriotic Party

BetNahrain Democratic Party

Genocides against the Assyrian nation (AINA)


Media

Zinda
Weekly Assyrian news magazine (in English)

Assyrian International News Agency

Assyrian News Agency (BetNahrain)

AssyriaSAT

Assyria Vision (KBSV)
"The first and the only Assyrian television station"

KBES  
On-line radio

     

In the Assyrian section

 
 

In the diversity section

  

Click here  for an explanation of the Assyrian flag


Quick links

Assyrian News

Maps

Assyrian organisations 

Songs of Assyria 

Assyrian websites

Books

Assyria on Line

     

 
 
 
 

  
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Last revised on 18 June, 2009