Welcome to the ASSYRIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LAS VEGAS (AASLV) web site.
AASLV was established in 1999 as a Nevada 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. AASLV is a charitable and educational organization. See "About us" for more information about AASLV.
Assyrians are not Syrians. Today's Assyrians are direct descendants of ancient civilizations who ruled Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq). Evidence of Assyrian cities in Mesopotamia dates back to 4,500 BC. Assyrian empire extended from Caspian Sea to Cypress and Egypt. Assyrians lost their statehood in 612 BC, after the fall of the capital city, Nineveh. Assyrians are one of the oldest nations and one of the first to embrace Christianity. Assyrian history provides evidence of this nation's contributions to the foundation of law, science, literature, government administration, democracy and liberty. Assyrians fought along side of Allies in W.W.I and W.W.II to protect democratic values. Membership in AASLV is open to all those who are interested in early civilizations, and goals and objectives of this organization. Your contributions to AASLV are tax deductible. We appreciate your support.