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Boona, the Little Assyrian Boy

Dec-05-2010 at 06:22 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Last edited on 12/05/2010 at 06:43 PM (UTC3 Assyria)
 
Boona, the Little Assyrian Boy; 1989.
by Sarah Sayad Paz
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DEDICATED
to
the Assyrian Family scattered
all over the earth, far, far from home.


BOONA
THE LITTLE ASSYRIAN BOY

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...

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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