Kurdistan between Illusion and Reality (Part 9)

In the last article, we started talking about the first ancestries of  the peoples of Zagros Mountain but didn’t finish them.

In this article, we shall complete our talking about those peoples, then proceed to talk about the second ancestries  .

We have the “Casai, Cusi, and Scush” peoples who are peoples from Zagros who primarily settled in the region of “Keramanshah or Quarmisene” since an undefined time.

Just like other Zagros peoples, they are known to be indigenous peoples, and not migrant peoples like the Semitic peoples  and the Hamites.

After that, they started to move to the east of Babylon; to the western bank Tigris, and they were referred to as “Cushi” in the old Testament.

The  “Chaldi or Uratu” are also peoples thought to have moved from Asia Minor to the region of “Van” lake in an unspecified time of history.

They are thought to have ruled the north of “Syria Salutai/Levant”,  which is the region of Taurus Mountains ( in Tukey now) ,whose capital, Tuspasi, is considered to have been built by the Chaldi king “Sardoris 1” in 840 B.C. The city was later captured by the “Medes” for a while, then the Medes were completely ended by the might of the Armenians.

The historian Zaki Bey goes on to talk about the “Subari” people, also called “Subaitum”, a geographic name or term related to the area extending between the northern boundary of Elam land lo Amanus Mountains.

However, the Kurdish historian shows doubts about of their being Kurdish as a fact, by saying “Hammurabi used this geographic term to describe a totally autonomous people who used to live their own kind of life.

They were different from those people who carried the same name and lived in Mesopotamia and Taurus in the northern Syria and Major Asia.

In the late Assyrian era, there name disappeared and  another people called “Nairi” appeared there.

This was the account given by the Kurdish historian “Muhammed Amin Zaki Bey” about the first ancestries.

It was rather an account of doubts and uncertainty about the origins of the first ancestries that formed the nucleus of Kurdish people in Zagros Mountains.

So, as we mentioned previously, It was a matter of doubts and he acknowledged the presence of other, non-Kurdish, peoples, of Semitic, Aryan, Chaldean and Armenian origins, that inhabited that region.

In the tenth  article, we shall continue our talking about the second ancestries that inhabited Zagros Mountains.

To be continued…

By : ( Dr. Ali al-Shoaibi ) – Damascus

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