For a general history of Asia, start with the Asian history section. This channel explores some of the monumental figures and events throughout Asian History.
  • Ancient Asia
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Belshazzar, the last king of Babylon according to the Book of Daniel. The Biblical story describes Belshazzar as the son of King Nebuchadnezzar, but Babylonian records show that the last king of Babylon was Nabonidus, and Belshazzar was his son.

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History of Asia

Asia is the birthplace of all the earliest known civilizations except that of Egypt; of most of the great language families; and of all the great religions.


Petra, an ancient city in what is now southwestern Jordan, 115 miles (185 km) south-southwest of Amman, was the ancient capital of the Nabataeans. Read more about this city carved into a sheer rock face.

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