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Unformatted text preview: aria he attacked and sacked Susa, 720. 717 he defeated Carchemish, taking it from Midas of Phrygia. 715 he sacked Ashdod and Gath in Palestine. 714 he raided the tribes around Lake Van. 710 he invaded Babylon and drove her king Marduk­apal­iddina (Biblical Merodach­baladan) from his throne. Assyrian siege engine II Merodach­baladan II was a very Merodach­baladan II resilient ruler. When Sargon invaded in 710, he fled and hid in the extensive marshes between Babylon and the sea. Sargon’s men hunted him in vain. 709: Sargon made himself King of Babylon. He deported 108,000 Chaldeans and Aramaeans. 705: Sargon is killed in battle and Merodach­baladan returns to the throne of Babylon long enough to help establish his son Merodach­baladan III on the throne. His descendents rule until 699. Sargon about 715 decided to move his capital from Kalhu to Dur­Sharrukin Sargon about 715 decided to move his capital from Kalhu to Dur­Sharrukin (Khorsabad). His many slaves spent 10 years building his city which he had just occupied in 705, when he was killed. Gates of Khorsabad Sargon II Reconstruction of Khorsabad Reconstruction of Khorsabad Midas Sargon had decided to invade Anatolia and was passing through the Tarsus Sargon had decided to invade Anatolia and was passing through the Tarsus Mountains to Tabal when he was attacked by its king named Gurdi. X Sargon killed Sargon had earlier taken Carchemish from King Midas of Phrygia. Midas was very wealthy and was at first an enemy to Assyria. Later Midas allied with Sargon. But, Gurdi did not and Sargon was killed at the peak of his power, and his body was lost on the battlefield. Sennacherib (705­681) spent the first years of his reign suppressing revolts which broke out at Sennacherib the death of his father. Merodach­baladan II returned to the throne in Babylon and Sennacherib had to use all his forces to finally dislodge his descendents after repeated efforts. 699: Sennacherib finally pacifies Babylon and puts his son Ashur‑nadin‑shumi on the th...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2013 for the course HIST 375 taught by Professor Dr.paulhaynie during the Fall '13 term at Harding.

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