The Origin of Kurds Ferdinand Hennerbichler Received February 28th, 2012; revised March 30th, 2012; accepted April 12th, 2012 Kurds are traditionally regarded as Iranians and of Iranian origin, and therefore as Indo-Europeans, mainly, because they speak Iranian. This hypothesis is largely based on linguistic considerations and was predominantly...

Kar-daKI-ka 21st ce. B.C.E. Karda Land of Valiant Mountain People Central Zagros East Terminological Analysis   Ferdinand Hennerbichler   Abstract The toponym “kar-daKI-ka” (“ma-da kar-daKI-ka”) means land of “Karda”, which derives most likely out of Akkadian “qarda” (“qurda”) for heroic, brave, valiant, and warlike (mountain) people. It was geographically located in ancient heartlands of...

Kurdistan: A new dawn breaks for Near eastern archaeology   John MacGinnis  -  Konstantinos Kopanias  The Kurdish Autonomous Region in north-east Iraq is a land of craggy peaks, gushing rivers, and extraordinary archaeology. Yet, for decades, dictatorship and military conflict has kept the area off-limits. Now, as John MacGinnis and...