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Unformatted text preview: e and retreated into its traditional borders. c. 1070: One Aramaean tribe, the Kaldu, swarmed over lower Mesopotamia. They soon established themselves as the new power in the South. These were the Biblical Chaldeans. Tiglath­pileser I 1114­1076 Tiglath­pileser I 1114­1076 He was a fierce and clever warrior who set the pattern with which Assyria would conquer and would become feared and hated. Assyria adopted a policy of calculated cruelty, brutality, and terror, designed to cower its enemies into submission. around Assyria had taken Beheading from its neighbors. Payback for all the kicking Impaling Flaying Captives of a fallen city await a decision on their fate. Captives of a fallen city await a decision on their fate. Some were enslaved, others were executed in various ways. The Assyrians counted the heads [and sometimes feet and hands] of their enemies The Assyrians counted the heads [and sometimes feet and hands] of their enemies to tally the extent of their victory. They then used them in various ways to promote psychological terror. Particular captives were singled out to be flayed alive and their skins were also used as part of their psychological warfare. 1000 – 900 B.C. 1000 – 900 B.C. Through most of the 1000s and 900s Assyria was in a period of stasis and Babylon in flux. Assyria fended off the growing tide of Aramaeans, While a branch of them: the Chaldeans Libya By 1000 B.C. Egypt’s great civilization had collapsed and divisions were ruled first by a series of priests an then in the 900s Libyans. established themselves in areas around Babylon. 900 – 800 B.C. 900 – 800 B.C. By 900 Assyria was on the rise again, as was Babylon. The two newly refreshed nations would spend the century in an uneasy but acceptable alliance. 911­891: Adad­nirari of Assyria 911­891: Adad­nirari of Assyria 898: Assyria makes a treaty with Nabu­shuma­ukin I of Babylon, promising “mutual respect.” 883­859: Ashur­nasirpal II 878: He begins new capital at Kalhu or Nimrud . 877: Reached the Mediterranean in expansion. 877: Reached the Mediterranean in expansion. 870: Take...
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