08 - 8th century/700s BC Assyrian 776 BC I Assyrian a They...

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10/06/08 8 th century/700’s BC Assyrian 776 BC I. Assyrian a. They are from current iran (northern mes) b. Took control the mes empire, as well as the rel east and Egypt i. 1 st time under same govt c. Two kings who did it i. Tiglathpilesser III 746-727 BC ii. Sargn II 722-705 (Grandson) 1. Took over Egypt 2. Most power leader during and before his time d. Most power govt seen yet e. Biggest and best army – (that’s how they got all that land) i. 120,000 soldiers ii. Army used iron weapons (better than bronze) iii. Fighting on horses (they started cavl) 1. Higher, could be used to get around an army, break thru an army, and of course faster n what not iv. Seduge 1. A way to break down walls 2. get over walls, 3. under walls f. Them taking land was a divine plan i. Believed that war was really “holy war” ii. God = Assyr g. 1 st to organize them land – thru govt and dividing their land into proviences i. each was governed by an Assyrian governer 1. Given soldiers to help control 2. to help enforce laws by the King and collect taxes h.
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