Cassite

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Related to Kassites: Hyksos, Assyrians, Manetho, Amorites, Mittani
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Noun1.Cassite - an ancient language spoken by the Kassites
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
2.Cassite - a member of an ancient people who ruled Babylonia between 1600 and 1200 BCCassite - a member of an ancient people who ruled Babylonia between 1600 and 1200 BC
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
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We master the Amorites Kassites and Hurrians but also learn the proper presentation of a roasted bird: "loosen the jointsÉattach the legs to the sides with a string.
For around 500 years it was home to Babylonian settlers called Kassites and although the Greek emperor Alexander the Great never stopped over on his journey to India, it was governed by his general Nearchus, who is known to have explored the Gulf at least as far south as Bahrain.
One may recall that the major find there between 1994 and 2003 was a cuneiform archive of more than hundred Akkadian texts, some of them dated, in close relation with the Mesopotamian colonisation of Bahrain by the Kassites in the mid-second millennium BC," he said.
A thousand years before the Medes and Persians came from the east and settled in those mountains, the Kassites exercised power over the plains-dwellers from about 1595 to 1155 BCE.
Soon afterward, a mountain tribe called the Kassites invades Babylon.
Mesopotamia, 'the Land between the Two Rivers', the Euphrates and the Tigris We have a full year's programme scheduled, with in depth archaeological and historical tours throughout Iraq, with a touch of Syria added, covering the period from 4000 BC to the present day and encompassing the Sumerians, Akkadians, Kassites, Assyrians, Greeks, Parthians and Islamic shrines and sites from the Ottoman Empire to the Baathists and the Coalition.
The Hittites retired to their lands, leaving Babylon in the hands of the neighboring Kassites.
About 12,000 years ago, hunter-gatherer groups in the area took up agriculture and turned part of this arid area into fertile oases that were later envied by nomadic groups such as Hurrians, Kassites and Guti.
Hittites, Hurrians, Kassites, and others who were then able to sweep away the remnants of Hammurabi's empire and (in the guise of the Hyksos) conquer northern Egypt.
describes an adversarial group as "the enemy, the evildoers, the Kassites from the mountains, who cannot be driven back to the mountains.
We master the Amorites, Kassites and Hurrians, but also learn the proper presentation of a roasted bird: "loosen the jointsÉattach the legs to the sides with a string.
Sumerians, followed by Akkadians, Old Babylonians, Kassites and Assyrians, Persians, Greeks and Romans all settled there, and the evidence of their occupation and achievements--their material culture--formed the basis of the displays in Baghdad's museum.