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About the only connection between Germany and Mesopotamia that comes to my mind is the Mesopotamian collection at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. That is where you can go and be awed by the grandeur of the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, among other quintessential Mesopotamian artifacts. But the connection between ancient Mesopotamia and Germany goes back a lot farther and deeper than the products of the German archaeological expeditions of the 19 th century. Trebeta was the name of this Assyrian prince.
He is only mentioned in the Gesta Treverorum , a collection of records collected first in the 12 th century by monks of the St. Matthias Abbey in Trier. The collection includes legends, one of which happens to be the story of Trebeta. The river Moselle in Trier.
Did Trebeta choose to settle there because the river reminded him of the Tigris? He wandered through Europe before he settled on the banks of the Moselle river, where he and a handful colonizers built Trier. Painting depicting Trebeta, One explanation for his significance comes from a s cholar who questioned the identity of Trebeta as an Assyrian prince, but credited the mysterious figure, nonetheless, with building settlements in other cities across Germany, including Strasbourg and Worms.
Whether legend or fact, there is a Mesopotamian-German connection that is older than ancient Rome and deeper than items excavated by German archaeologists. Tags: Ancient History , assyrian , germany , Gesta Treverorum , history , iraq , mesopotamia , moselle river , ninus , semiramis , tier , trebeta.
Matthias' Abbey in Trier. It was begun in the 12th century and was continued until when the Archbishopric of Trier came to an end. An edition was published as an eight-volume set in the 19th century. A new 8-volume edition by Emil Zenz was published in the s and s.
Die Taten der Trier, Gesta treverorum,
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