notes 14 - Assyria: People of northeast Mesopotamia Third...

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Assyria : People of northeast Mesopotamia Third to first millennium oscillated between freedom and subjugation At one point they were ruled by the Hittites Assert themselves by 1100 BC Assyrian Empire flourishes from 9 th to 7 th centuries BC Assyrian Kings of Note : Ashurnasirpal (883-859 BC) – northeastern mesopotamia, plus Syria, plus Phoenician, Tiglathpileser III (744-727 BC) – adds Babylon and Sumeria to the empire, created system of managing an empire Assurbanipal (d. 627 BC) – had a great library, best surviving copy of Epic of Gilgamesh, adds
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