Assyria

The Assyrians give names to Asia and Europe as simple designations for East and West (relative to their homeland). The Assyrian flag (adopted in 1971) represents the Assyrian nation in the homeland and in the diaspora.

Assyrian monuments present AsuLand of the Rising Sun and ErebSetting Sun Land. The Greeks carried these over as Asia and Europe (in the Homeric Hymn to Apollo). — Dictionary of Word Origins by Joseph T. Shipley MCMXLV ISBN 0802215572 Page 144

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