Assyria - persia - Assyria 2000-612 BCE I am Ashurbanipal,...

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Unformatted text preview: 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. Assyrian kings created an empire using superior iron weapons. Their conquests included Mesopotamia, Israel, Syria, and Egypt. . 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. An enemy attempts to flee by swimming . They also created the first coinage, an improved system of roads, a vast library of 30.000 texts including Sumerian and Akkadian versions. Huge figures of human headed winged bulls guarded the palace gates of Sargon II. Wings indicated a magical power Assyrias empire dwindled then ended Medes, an Indo- European people, captured northern Assyria and Chaldeans from Babylon took Mesopotamia and Syria Destroyed Solomons temple in Jerusalem Marched resistant Judeans to Babylon....
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course HUM 2113 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Central Oklahoma.

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Assyria - persia - Assyria 2000-612 BCE I am Ashurbanipal,...

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