Sunday, November 15, 2020

CHALDEAN LEGACY | An exclusive interview

 


An exclusive interview with the Prominent Scholar Dr. Amer Hanna Fatuhi

By Uruk Shendaj

CHALDEAN LEGACY
Walking with the Indigenous Mesopotamians | 5300 B.C. – Present


Dr. Fatuhi is a well known visual artist and scholar in the field of ancient Mesopotamian history. He is also an established author who has 17 published books. This brief interview is an update about his upcoming book, CHALDEAN LEGACY.
 
♦ We were expecting your book Chaldean Legacy: Architects of the Land of Firsts to be released about a year ago; however, the Facebook page Nabu Khadnezzar / “Nebuchadnezzar” stated that you are in the process of releasing the book in mid-November 2020.
 
- As you know, every academic book is a study that covers a certain field or an aspect of that field. However, this book is a unique one because it does not only present Chaldeans, the indigenous people of ancient Iraq, through solid documents and physical discoveries, but it also covers in-depth their achievements that are considered the foundation of humankind!
 
♦ Dr. Fatuhi, is there a specific date in your mind to release the book?
 
- It’s no secret that I have completed the first version of the book in mid-2018. Still, after closely examining it, I recognized that it would be just another satisfactory book about Mesopotamia, but that’s not what I was aiming at publishing. I do not publish traditional books. Unless my book covers unexplored, tough grounds that shed more light on Mesopotamia and its natives, I am not interested in publishing it.
Frankly, I have just moved past the previous version and started over once again from scratch with deeper research and wider studies until I developed this new version with which I am quite satisfied. This improved study is still going through a very careful process to enhance it through new research and sketched illustrations aside from other materials that I expect will make this book one of a kind. November 15th, 2020, was the original release date until some serious challenges, including expecting some irregularity outcome, would occur during the U.S. election, which made me rethink the idea of releasing it in mid-November 2020!
 
♦ Dr. Amer Fatuhi, if mid-November is out of the picture now, when do you expect to release the book, and what date is most convenient?
 
- As you might know, politicizing COVID-19 is not only crippling the nation, but, in fact, it is jeopardizing almost everything in our once normal lives. I have recently learned that my plan to have three book-signing events in Michigan and other locations that were supposed to occur, i.e., California and Arizona is no longer feasible. The virus and its related issues heavily impacted vital marketing factors. Therefore, I am thinking of moving the release date to 2021. Considering that January is a dead month and February is not that promising, the best option is to release my book on March 21st, 2021, when Chaldeans celebrate Mother Tongue Day. However, anyone is welcome to preorder the book by February 3rd as an exceptional Valentine’s Day gift.
More information, including the purchase details and the publishing company info, will be published on the official website of the book  HYPERLINK "http://www.ChaldeanLegacy.com" www.ChaldeanLegacy.com, my Blog  HYPERLINK "http://www.amerfatuhi.blogspot.com/" \t "_blank" www.amerfatuhi.blogspot.com, and a few Social pages, including  HYPERLINK "https://www.facebook.com/ChaldeanNation" https://www.facebook.com/ChaldeanNation.
 
♦ Is there something else you’d like to add as a closing point of this interview?
 
I would like to wholeheartedly thank all Chaldeans and friends for following up with me on this groundbreaking book with the utmost love and gratitude. I would also like to thank the many interested academic institutions, educational-cultural organizations, and many social media outlets worldwide for their unwavering support for Chaldeans, the indigenous people of Iraq who deserve to be recognized and appreciated in their homeland’s constitution.  



Courtesy of IAMN, USA


Friday, November 13, 2020

Chaldean Legacy, the Book, is Heading Your Way

 


ARCHITECTS OF THE LAND OF FIRSTS

CHALDEAN LEGACY

 Walking with the Indigenous Mesopotamians 

 5300 BC– Present

Dear All,

The close folks who are quite familiar with me and my work in the educational-cultural and Visual Art fields know that my name is Amer Hanna Fatuhi, a native Iraqi historian specialized in Mesopotamian history and archeology. I am also a professional writer and visual artist who studied and taught the above fields academically for more than 30 years. My latest 550-page comprehensive and compelling book that explored the true identity of the indigenous people of Iraq, Chaldean-Mesopotamians, was The Untold Story of Native Iraqis, which I researched and published in the U.S. in 2012, www.NativeIraqis-Story.com.

I am in the process of publishing a new book titled Chaldean Legacy in the upcoming months. This study presents, with deep, rich, and long unexplored details of which not many scholars are aware, the in-depth historical facts about the Native Mesopotamians.

Most historians have remained captivated by the gravity of the traditional viewpoints shaped 50 or even one hundred years ago, despite the many unexplored discoveries of the last four decades. These new revelations and facts would shade in many ways more light on Mesopotamia and its indigenous people "Chaldeans" beyond the traditional perspectives. 

I have been tirelessly working since 2018 to write this book that its primary goal is; crediting the legitimate indigenous Mesopotamians for their many forgotten and unknown achievements that were lost in history. Among the substantial native Mesopotamians are the Mandaeans and the Jewish of Babylon. This new book perfectly illuminates Babylonia's antiquity and its indigenous people, the Proto-Kaldi 5300 BC – Present, through panoramic views and original illustrations mainly created for this study. 

If someone is keen on reading history books, then Chaldean Legacy is his/her best bet!

I promised myself when I was just a 14-year-old kid from Baghdad, standing inside the Iraqi Museum by the main gate in front of the Lion of Eridu (first floor), that I will make the entire world learn and appreciate my ancestors' heritage and remarkable history. My nontraditional, prolific books and their topics were, and they still are so dynamic and somewhat controversial since I wrote my 1988 book, Ur of the Chaldeans…A Native Iraqi's Perspective, 32 years ago.

For instance, I do not use the term Assyriology because it is an improper and completely unrealistic term forced on us by the British Royal Asiatic Society!

So, if a million people pointed out at a white wall and asked me to agree with them that the wall is black, my simple, direct, and fairly unsatisfying answer will be: It is a WHITE wall. In my domain, there is no gray, and it is always Mesopotamialogy, not Assyriology.

Despite the inconvenience, some feel because of my presentation's new visionary way that does not fit traditional minds! However, The solid facts I am presenting in my study are supported by tangible and reliable evidence.

I wholeheartedly would appreciate it if you would keep an eye on my UpToDate Press Announcements on social media coming up shortly, especially the "Nabu Khadnezzar" Facebook page. Knowing the exact releasing day would allow you to obtain your autographed copy. You could also be the first to pre-order weeks earlier before this book you have been eyeing on hits the shelf! 

Best Regards, 

Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.

Historian & Visual Artist

Instructor of Ancient Mesopotamian Art & History

Former Senior Adviser for the U.S. Army / U.S. Embassy Baghdad on the Iraqi Components

www.ChaldeanLegacy.com | www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014736788250


Thursday, November 12, 2020

HAPPY VETERANS DAY

 



Believing in America Means Believing in Freedom  

I am so blessed for being born in the Cradle of Civilization and living in Earth's Greatest Nation.

To My Two Veteran's Children “Sumer & Enlil” and My Beloved Sweetheart “Uruk” who Joined the ROTC … Also to my great Brothers in Christ and true friends

Col Coffey, Ames, Bedsole, Houck, and the rest of My Brothers and Sisters in Arm

HAPPY VETERANS DAY from Amer Hanna & family to my big family, the U.S. Army, and to all of those who Believe in America … Hooah!


Friday, October 30, 2020

From One Halloween to Another


 

From One Halloween to Another

Vampires, Lycans & More!

Babylonian Mythologies, the Origins of Hollywood’s Major Dread Beings!

 

Seven are they!
Knowing no care,
They grind the land like corn;
Knowing no mercy,
They rage against mankind;
They spill their blood like rain,
Devouring their flesh [and] sucking their veins....
They are demons full of violence,
Ceaselessly devouring blood.

Mesopotamian Vampires, Lycans & Ghouls, the Evil Utukku, including their leader Edimmu

as well as the beautiful Lilitu, a promiscuous Vampire.

***************

You loved the Shepherd, the Master Herder,
Who continually presented you
with bread baked in embers,
And who daily slaughtered for you a kid.
Yet you struck him and turned him into a werewolf
 

Excerpt from the Epic of Gilgamesh

The Truth behind the Mythical & Most Popular Supernatural Beings

Halloween comes and goes, yet no one asks him/herself was Hollywood the initiative that created werewolves/lycans, vampires, zombies/walking-deads, ghouls, ghosts, aliens, dragons, and other mythical, science fiction creatures?

The answer is very simply no because those creatures were for thousands of years part of the ancient Mesopotamians’ daily lives through mythologies. From Gilgamesh to Enuma Elish, to Ishtar & Eresh-kigal to Adapa to Apkalu, these beings later on embedded themselves within the Greek mythologies, One Thousand & One Arabian Nights, and other folk tales compiled in the folklore and literature of our ancestors. In the end, the source of all those imaginary beings is not Hollywood, as many may believe. Their origin is evidenced in many physical artifacts and historical documents from Babylonia.

To learn more about these interesting subjects, check out the soon to be released book CHALDEAN LEGACY www.ChaldeanLegacy.com. You can also obtain a copy of the 2012-2018 # 1 Chaldean book, The Untold Story of Native Iraqis / Chaldeans, to view the above exciting topics. 

Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D. 

من هالووين إلى آخر

سبعة هم ... لا يهمهم شيء
يطحنون الأرض مثل الذرة
لا يعرفون رحمة
أنهم الغضب الماحق ضد الجنس البشري
يفترسون لحمهم ويمتصون دمائهم

أبالسة ممتلؤن عنفاُ
متعطشون لشرب الدم بلا توقف 

الأوتوكو: مصاصو الدماء وغيلان وادي الرافدين وقائدهم هو إيدمو

 ومصاصة الدماء جميلة ليليتو 

****** 

أحببت الراعي، سيد القطيع
الذي لم يتوقف عن تقديم أكداس الخبز لكِ
الذي ينحر الجداء ويطبخها لكِ كل يوم
لكنكِ ضربته، وحولته إلى ذئب مستذئب

مقتطف من ملحمة ﮔﻟﮔﺎمش

حقيقة أكثر المخلوقات الشعبية الخارقة والأسطورية

عامر حنا فتوحي

الهالوين الذي يصادف أيضاً يوم الإحتفال بعيد (جميع القديسسين) عند المسيحيين هو مناسبة إحتفالية معروفة ولا سيما في المجتمعات الغربية، وبديهي أن الهالوين هو إحتفال كلتي يعود أصله إلى قبائل السلت في غرب أوربا. مرت علينا مؤخراً هذه المناسبة وكالعادة يأتي الهالوين ويذهب، ومع ذلك لا يسأل أحد نفسه ما هيّ حقيقة الشخصيات الرئيسة في هذه المناسبة، وهل أن المستئذبين (ويرولفس) ومصاصي الدماء (فامبايرس) والأموات الهائمون (زومبيس) الذين يأكلون الأحياء والغيلان ووالأشباح، والقادمون من الفضاء والتنانين وغيرهم من شخصيات أسطورية وشخصيات الخيال العلمي هم حقاً من بنات أفكار هوليوود؟

الجواب سهل تماماً، ذلك أن هذه الشخصيات المرعبة والأسطورية كانت معروفة وجزءاً من الثقافة اليومية لأجدادنا سكان ما بين النهرين لعدة آلاف من السنين. من ملحمة كلكامش إلى أسطورة الخلق الإينموإيليش، إلى إسطورة عشتار وإيريشكيجال، إلى أسطورة آدابا والأبكالو وغيرها، ولفرط تأثيرهم أنتقلوا كتابة وشفاهاً عبر العصور ليستقروا في حكاياتنا الشعبية ولعل أشهرها حكايات ألف ليلة وليلة التي بهرت الأوربيين. بالمحصلة نجد أن جميع هذه الشخصيات هيّ نتاج المخيلة الرافدية وليست أفكاراً مبتكرة في مدينة السينما هوليوود كما يعتقد ذلك الغالب الأعم. ذلك أن أصولها البابلية موثقة وبما لا يقبل الشك في عشرات المصادر التاريخية المادية (الألواح). 

لمعرفة المزيد حول هذه المواضيع الشيقة أحصل على نسخة من الكتاب المؤمل صدوره قريباً باللغة الإنكليزية (مآثر الكلدان). يمكنك أيضاً الإطلاع على هذه المواضيع الشيقة والمفيدة من (الكتاب الكلداني رقم 1) في قائمة الكتب للسنوات 2012-2018م (القصة اللامروية عن سكان العراق الأصليين / الكلدان) ... د. عامر حنا فتوحي

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

CHALDEAN MARTYR’S DAY

 


OCTOBER 6 … CHALDEAN MARTYR’S DAY


Yuma dSahda Kaldaya

If the martyrs' blood is the seed of our nation, then our Chaldean nation is the blood vessel of the prosperous future. ~ Amer Hanna Fatuhi


In 521 B.C., the Babylonians appointed their king, Nebuchadnezzar IV, and the city rebelled. Darius' gigantic army defeated the rebel army and captured Babylon. Then the Chaldean king and his main followers were impaled inside the city.

In 482 B.C., Babylon rebelled against the Median Empire's occupation, killing the Persian ruler and defeating the Persian army. Xerxes, the king, sent an enormous army under his brother-in-law's command to capture the city at the beginning of October. The Persian army destroyed the temples and took away the idol of the Babylonian god Mardukh. Once again, over three thousand Chaldean revolutionists were impaled inside the city on or around October 6, 482 BC.


Since 2013, the day October 6, 2013, was approved by most Chaldean political parties, cultural and socials organizations, and activists worldwide. October 6 became the official Chaldean Martyr's Day.


 Chaldean Martyr's Day on October 6 is not just about honoring and remembering those who fell defending the Chaldean name throughout our long and deep history. Still, it is all about how we keep those sacrifices by our ancestors alive. It is also about keeping the Chaldean Nation and its diehard people free from terror and persecution threats.

 

To learn about the Chaldeans' ongoing ordeal and persecution since before Christianity until the present time visit: Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph. D. | www.CHALDEANLEGACY.com


6 تشرين أول ... يوم الشهيد الكلداني


لقراءة الموضوع باللغة العربية أنظر الرابط أدناه 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nCWZQRqfgGUJw47A5wX8eLQAJ1sR69OBdgYjyPkDHQE/edit

يوم الشهيد الكلداني - دم الشهداء الكلدان بذور الأمة الكلدانية العصية على الفناء - عامر حنا فتوحي


Saturday, September 14, 2019

Happy Birthday Baba … From Uruk with Ultimate Love




My Baba is Love, Respect, & Trust … Thanks Dad

"Thank you for always sacrificing so much of your time and energy for me and our family, and always working so hard to support us all. I'm very grateful to have such a kind and loving father and role model in my life. I LOVE YOU! 💕"

On September 15, your birthday and every day … Hugs & Kisses from Earth to the Stars and Back. 
Happy Birthday Baba, the Greatest Father Ever & Many Happy Returns ~ Uruk

Thanks Libbi … My everlasting love, sweetheart, and favorite daughter … Baba

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

In Remembrance of 9 / 11


Remembering September 11 — 18 Years Later

We Will Never Forget

United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Every year on September 11th, we mourn, remember, reflect, and try to make sense of the mass terrorism that occurred on that day.
No logic or math can figure out the mentality of those lowlife cowards who committed that vicious tragedy!
These evil Jihadists know no language but the language of blood!
They asked for it and we are giving them the answer!

We will keep coming for them all the way to their Rats' nest!
They can run but they cannot hide!

We Will Never Forget … We Will Never Forgive!

في كل يوم 11 أيلول نتفجع ونتذكر وتتولد لدينا ردود فعل، نحاول أن نفهم المنطق خلف هذا الإرهاب الواسع الذي حدث يومذاك
لا منطق ولا حسابات رياضية يمكن أن تستوعب عقلية هؤلاء الحثالات الجبانة التي أرتكبت هذه المأساة البشعة

هؤلاء الجهاديون (الإسلامويون) الأشرار لا يعرفون لغةً غير لُغة الدمْ
لقد طلبوا الدمْ ونحن سنعطيهم إجابة دموية

سنظل نطاردهم حتى جحور الجرذان التي يتوارون فيها
يمكنهم أن يهربوا ولكن لا يمكنهم أن يتواروا

نحن لن ننسى ولن نسامح