Material sources and cuneiform texts bear witness to the cultural interaction between the Kingdom of Media and Mesopotamia during the first millennium BC


  • Kadhim .J. Salman


Media, archaeological excavations, material sources, cuneiform texts, ancient Mesopotamia


The political events that took place during the first millennium BC had a major role in changing the political map in the ancient Near East region at that time. New peoples appeared that dominated the political scene, and other peoples who had a long history in leading the scene disappeared, and these new peoples, unfortunately, did not leave us any residue. Archaeological evidence indicates the level of civilization it reached at that time, and all the archaeological remains it left were not consistent with the fame that those peoples had acquired, and at the same time it did not provide sufficient evidence to confirm that level, and all that was provided by the results of archaeological excavations in archaeological sites located within the extensions of those It was not enough for political countries to know the facts of things. Mesopotamia has been linked since the earliest times civilizational links with neighboring countries and these links ranged between the tide and depending on the circumstances surrounding the country at the time, and these links reached their strength during the first millennium BC, and this is indicated by the effects discovered in the archaeological sites in Iraq and neighboring countries, as revealed These effects of the existence of a civilized interaction between Iraq and those countries has never been seen before, which spanned the bridges of communication to transfer the heritage of Mesopotamian civilization and at the highest levels, and the eastern side received a large share of that interaction Civilizational bonds emerged from which the newly formed material state was linked to the kingdoms of ancient Iraq during the first millennium BC. For the Assyrians and Mesopotamia remained in material civilization and this is what we will show during the research.