Sunday, November 15, 2020

CHALDEAN LEGACY | An exclusive interview


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

By Uruk Shendaj

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 I do not publish traditional books.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 "", my Blog  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank", and a few Social pages, including  HYPERLINK ""
♦ 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




 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,

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 |

Thursday, November 12, 2020



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!