Assyrian - Babylonian Literature about UAE territory: Meluhha
This video highlights chapter 6 of the leading article "Meluhha, Gerrha, and the UAE -- The Search for National Identity of a Young Nation" as per below. The chapter deals with the identification of the Assyrian -- Babylonian toponymics Tilmun (Bahrain), Magan (Qatar), and Meluhha (Emirates).
Incorporating Meluhha and the Assyrian -- Babylonian references to it in their National Emirati History, today's Emiratis can achieve a more accurate and complete perception of their national identity and cultural heritage; that is why the present subject is vital for course of History offered in the Primary and Secondary Education at the UAE whereby the Ancient History of the UAE is gravely underestimated and disregarded.
Meluhha, Gerrha, and the UAE -- The Search for National Identity of a Young Nation.
A Predestination, and A Millennia Long Path of Global Trade and Wealth
By Prof. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis
The establishment of a nation's historical overview by the indigenous people and not foreign, colonial academia sets the real beginning of the national independence and self-determination.
Fully incorporating past moments, cultural identity, and the land's historicity into a system of historical education able to offer a historical perspective of self-perceived identity, based on scientifically approved and historically correct data, a young nation creates the only solid national foundation for future generations.
I. National History, National Identity and Colonialism
II. Orientalism and Hellenism
III. UAE Historical Heritage Threatened by Academic Colonialism
IV. Neighboring Nations & Cultures -- Key Components of UAE National History
V. National History of the Emirates - Diachronic Trends
VI. Assyrian - Babylonian Literature about UAE territory: Meluhha
VII. Assyrian -- Babylonian 'Meluhha': UAE territory, not Indus Valley
VIII. Assyrian -- Babylonian Texts about Meluhha -- Emirates
IX. Meluhha -- Emirates, and the Late Use of 'Meluhha' in Assyrian Imperial Annals
X. The Aramaean Foundations of UAE History: the Rise of Gerrha (539 BCE -- 642 CE)
XI. Gerrha, Achaemenid Iran, and the Interconnectedness between Africa and Asia
XII. Gerrha's Prominence in Antiquity - Harbinger of the Present UAE Rise
XIII. Gerrha and Alexander the Great
XIV. Why Gerrha Cannot Be Located in Al Ehsa Province of Saudi Arabia
XV. Macedonian Naval Expeditions around the Peninsula, and Gerrha
XVI. Arsacid Parthian Iran, Seleucid Syria, Ptolemaic Egypt, and Gerrha
XVII. Agatharchides on Gerrha and the Sabaean (Sheba) Yemenites
XVIII. The Romans in Egypt, the Roman Naval Expedition in Yemen, and Gerrha
XIX. Strabo's Textual References to Gerrha
XX. Gerrha and the Anonymous Author of the Text 'Periplus of the Red Sea'
XXI. Pliny the Elder and Gerrha
XXII. Ptolemy the Geographer - his Description of Yemen, Oman, and the Emirates
XXIII. Sharjah (Sarkoe) aand Umm Quwain (Kawana) Mentioned by Ptolemy the Geographer
XXIV. The Correct Location Gerrha in UAE, and Ptolemy the Geographer
XXV. Western UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Al Ehsa as per Ptolemy the Geographer
XXVI. UAE Islands Mentioned by Ptolemy the Geographer
XXVII. The Rise of the Sassanid Empire of Iran, and the End of Gerrha
The integral text of the article can be read here: