Unformatted text preview: aided them, it considered Assyria its vassal. AshurUbalit, as king of Assyria, sends letters and Hittites 1325 the Hittites and Assyria divide Mitanni between them. gifts to Pharaoh Akhenaton But King Burnaburiash II of Babylon objects. Says Assyria his vassal.
1332AshurUbalit defeats king of Babylon and puts Kurigalzu II on its throne as his vassal. Ashur Enlilnirari I defeats him in battle. Kurigalzu submits and keeps throne till 1308. 1300s 1328after death of AshurUbalit, vassal Kurigalzu II of Babylon rebels. Assyria began its middle empire and over 100 years, vied with Kassite Babylon. Desert Aramaeans moved in and dominated northern Mesopotamia. By 1300:
By 1300: Egypt had suffered through an age of religious war and was on the brink of its golden age. The end of the century saw the Kingdom of Mitanni crumbling and Assyria reviving. Through the centuries Assyrias fortunes waxed and waned. Through the centuries Assyria’s fortunes waxed and waned. 1273 – 1244 Brought Shalmaneser I who pushed Assyrian control as far 1500 Assyria was west as Carchemish. reduced to hardcore center.
1243 – 1204 Tukulti
Ninurta I was king and in 1232 Kashtiliash IV of Babylon began strife with Assyria.
1225 – TukuliNinurta defeated Kashtiliash IV and made Babylon a vassal state. After 1204, Assyria declined again under weak kings.
Until 1114 when Tiglathpileser I began Assyria’s last empire. Assyrian King Tukulti- Ninurta I
(1243-1204) receives the
homage of the Kassite King
of Babylon Kashtiliash IV
(1232 – 1225)
1204: Tukulti-Ninurta is
killed by his son in a
Assyria enders long period
of weak kings. 1200s – 1100s B.C. 1200s – 1100s B.C. Trojan War c.1230 Some over ran the Hittites by 1199. Others invaded Egypt under Ramesses III c. 1190. Mycenaean Greeks spent a lot of time and effort destroying Troy.
They were to be invaded by the Dorians.
Fleeing Greeks became “Sea Peoples.” Repulsed, they became the Philistines
By 1200, A...
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