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Melayê Cizîrî

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Melayê Cizîrî (born Shaikh Ahmad), penname Nîşanî (Kurdish: مەلای جزیری, romanized: Melayê Cizîrî, born; Cizre, c. 1570 – died c. 1640) was an Kurdish poet who laid the foundations for Kurdish poetry. Born in Cizre of Bohtan around year 1570, Cizîrî was a Sufi who spoke Kurdish, Arabic and Persian. He only expressed …

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Kurdish culture

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Kurdish culture is a group of distinctive cultural traits practiced by Kurdish people. The Kurdish culture is a legacy from ancient peoples who shaped modern Kurds and their society. Kurds are an ethnic group mainly inhabiting West Asia. They live in the north of the Middle East along the Zagros Mountains and the Taurus Mountains in the region that the …

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Newroz as celebrated by Kurds

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Newroz or Nawroz (Kurdish: [نه‌ورۆز, Newroz] [Nûroj, نوڕۆژ])is the Kurdish celebration of Nowruz; the arrival of spring and new year in Kurdish culture. In Zoroastrianism, fire is a symbol of light, goodness and purification. Angra Mainyu, the demonic anti-thesis of Ahura Mazda, was defied by Zoroastrians with a big fire every year, which symbolized their defiance of and hatred for evil …

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Sarduri II ( Kings of Urartu )

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Sarduri II (ruled: 764–735 BC) was a King of Urartu, succeeding his father Argishti I to the throne. The Urartian Kingdom was at its peak during his reign, campaigning successfully against several neighbouring powers, including Assyria. Sarduri II King of Urartu Reign 764–735 BC Predecessor Argishti I Successor Rusa I Issue Rusa I Father Argishti I Mother …

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Hittite

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Hittite, member of an ancient Indo-European people who appeared in Anatoliaat the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE; by 1340 BCE they had become one of the dominant powers of the Middle East. Probably originating from the area beyond the Black Sea, the Hittites first occupied central Anatolia, making their …

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Urartian originals

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      A modern depiction of the god Ḫaldi based on Urartian originals     The Urartian pantheon seems to have comprised a diverse mix of Hurrian, Akkadian, Armenian, and Hittite deities.[75] Starting with the reign of Ishpuini, the Urartian pantheon was headed by a triad made up of Ḫaldi (the supreme god), Theispas (Teisheba, …

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Urartu

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Urartu is a geographical region commonly used as the exonym for the Iron Age kingdom also known by the modern rendition of its endonym, the Kingdom of Van, centered around Lake Van in the historic Armenian Highlands. The kingdom rose to power in the mid-9th century BC, but went into gradual decline and was eventually conquered by the Iranian Medes in the early …

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