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Assyria - persia - Assyria 2000612BCE I am Ashurbanipal...

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Assyria 2000-612 BCE I am Ashurbanipal, King of the Universe, King of Assyria, for whom Assur, King of the Gods , and Ishtar, Lady of Battle, have decreed a destiny of heroism.
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Assyrian kings created an empire using superior iron weapons. Their conquests included Mesopotamia, Israel, Syria, and Egypt. .
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Kings covered their palaces at Nineveh with carved reliefs of hunting and war. They destroyed cities and deported conquered populations such as the northern tribes of Israel.
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An enemy attempts to flee by swimming .
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They also created the first coinage, an improved system of roads, a vast library of 30.000 texts including Sumerian and Akkadian versions.
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Huge figures of human headed winged bulls guarded the palace gates of Sargon II. Wings indicated a magical  power
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Assyria’s empire dwindled then ended Medes, an Indo- European people, captured northern Assyria and Chaldeans from Babylon took Mesopotamia and Syria Destroyed Solomon’s temple in Jerusalem Marched resistant Judeans to Babylon.
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