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ⓘ Amorites. The Amorites were an ancient people from Syria who used to speak Semitic languages. They also occupied large parts of southern Mesopotamia from the 21 ..




Amorites
                                     

ⓘ Amorites

The Amorites were an ancient people from Syria who used to speak Semitic languages. They also occupied large parts of southern Mesopotamia from the 21st century BC to the end of the 17th century BC. They established several famous city states like Babylon. Babylon was raised from a small town to an independent state and a major city. The term Amurru in Akkadian and Sumerian texts refers to both them and to their main god. They are also mentioned in Bible as resident of Canaan.

                                     
  • Amorite was a Semitic language. It was spoken in the Bronze Age by tribes in the Near East. It is now extinct. Hammarstrom, Harald Forkel, Robert Haspelmath
  • saying he needs to save the people of Gibeon. So, God killed many of the Amorites by making large hailstones. Then Joshua made the sun stay over Gibeon
  • Sea. The Canaanites were a Semitic people related to the Phoenicians, Amorites Assyrians and Israelites. The Canaanites had a developed civilization
  • language around 2000 BC, because a large group of different people, the Amorites moved into their region. The Sumerian language continued as a religious
  • Hammurabi Akkadian from Amorite ˤAmmurāpi, meaning the kinsman is a healer, from ˤAmmu, meaning paternal kinsman and Rāpi, meaning healer was
  • Mentuhotep II started to rule. Start of Eleventh Dynasty. 2034 BC 2004 BC: Ur Amorite wars. c. 2009 BC 1997 BC: Funerary temple of Mentuhotep III was built
  • within a 66 - foot - wide 20 m stone cairn inside a ring ditch. 1932 BC: Amorite conquest of Ur. c. 1928 BC 1895 BC: Harvest scene tempera facsimile
  • by people using Predynastic Egyptian - style pottery. Encyc. Americana Amorites and Canaanites occupy Syria and Lebanon. Encyc. Americana 2492 BCE - Hayk