Ancient Persia

Could she be Xerxes’ wife, Queen Amestris?

Mitchell First
March 22 2016 12:01AM

Where did many of the tales in the Babylonian Talmud come from?

Amit Gvaryahu
March 4 2016 12:01AM

When Jews returned from exile, they brought the Babylonian calendar with them.

Sacha Stern
July 7 2015 12:01AM

The Babylonian Talmud contains a vast wealth of information about the Jewish society that, from the 3rd to 7th century, produced it, but historians have. . .

Shai Secunda
Dec. 22 2014 12:01AM

Focusing on the conflict between the Roman and Persian empires, a new study of the origins of Islam highlights the young religion’s core objective: universal conquest.

Oct. 9 2013 12:00AM