Introduction Since the end of the 19th century, Christians from ancient Mesopotamia, such as Chaldeans, Arameans, Assyrians etc., are confronted with name conflicts that have persisted to this day. These name conflicts have always been the result of schisms and the disputes within this framework have evolved from a religious historical background to an ethnically-historical […]
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Introduction The theory that the neo-Aramaic term ‘Suraye’ comes from the Akkadian term ‘Ashuraye’ and is therefore synonymous, is a common theory to convince that Christians in the Middle East, often known as ‘Suraye’ (Syriac), are the ethnic descendants from the ancient Assyrians. We deliberately describe this as a ‘theory’, because this has in […]
Introduction Assyrian nationalism is a phenomenon that started in the second half of the 19th century and has seen a great advance during the 20th century. This nationalist movement has been the result of an aspiration for a national consciousness for the Christians in the Middle East. However, the re-use of the name Assyrians […]
The Chaldean flag is a design of the 20th century, like the flags of other Christian groups from the Middle East. However, its design is based on symbols that represent an age-old history. The first designs have been made since 1985 by Amer Fatuhi, Chaldean artist and historian. The last and final design by Amer […]