Israel: Democracy of The Middle East

Introduction This article is meant to be a brief introduction to the country of Israel. We will cover The Jewish people, Ancient Israel, The Holocaust, British Mandate For Palestine, Israeli wars, Israel Defense Force, Modern Israel, and Israeli Coins. The Jewish People The term “Jew” refers to both a religious and ethnic group, making itContinue reading “Israel: Democracy of The Middle East”

Ze’ev Jabotinsky: Father Of Revisionist Zionism

Introduction This article will briefly cover the Life of Vladimer “Ze’ev” Jabotinsky, including his early life, move to Israel, Military Career, Political Career, Revisionist Zionism, and death. Jabotinsky’s Early Life Ze’ev Jabotinsky was born on the 17th of October 1880 CE. He Was born to a middle-class assimilated Jewish family in Odessa, modern-day Ukraine. OriginallyContinue reading “Ze’ev Jabotinsky: Father Of Revisionist Zionism”

Cleopatra: Queen Of The Nile

Introduction This article will briefly cover the life of Cleopatra, including her early life, The Ptolemaic dynasty, being the Queen of Egypt, her personal life, and death. Cleopatra’s Early Life Cleopatra was born in Alexandria around 69-70 BCE into the Ptolemaic Dynasty. While we know who her father was, we do not know who herContinue reading “Cleopatra: Queen Of The Nile”

Egypt: Land Of The Pharaohs

Introduction This article will briefly cover the timeline of Egypt. The article will cover Ancient Egypt, the Pyramid of Giza, Roman and Islamic Egypt, Modern Egypt, and Egyptian coins. Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt started around 3100 BCE and is split up into three different periods of time, first starting with The Old Kingdom (2700 –Continue reading “Egypt: Land Of The Pharaohs”

The Sultanate of Rum

Introduction This article will give you a brief introduction to the Sultanate of Rum. We will cover the Sultanate of Rum’s founding, religion, culture, Rise to Power, and downfall. Founding Originally the area of Rum was Byzantine land conquered by the Seljuk Turks. Rum initially referred to the people living in the area of AnatoliaContinue reading “The Sultanate of Rum”

Dirhem: The Drachma Of The East

Introduction The Dirhem (also spelled Dirham) was a silver coin used throughout North Africa, The Middle East, and Persia. This article will cover the dirhem’s name, history, the ottoman dirhem, obverse and reverse, and a bit about collecting dirhems. Dirhem Name The Dirhem gets its name from the “Drachma.” The Drachma was a silver coinContinue reading “Dirhem: The Drachma Of The East”

The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage

Introduction This article looks at the Silver Qirsh used during the Ottoman rule of Egypt, a brief history of the Ottoman Eyalet of Egypt, the British protectorate, and how the coin influenced the name of Egypt’s current currency. The qirsh was a vital coin, alongside many other Ottoman coins used in Egypt. Eyalet of Egypt Continue reading “The Qirsh: Ottoman Coinage”