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  Early history of Assyria
Assyrian consultants were assigned to assist the princes of the 22 provinces, their main duty being the collection of tribute.
One reason for the durability of the Assyrian empire was the practice of deporting large numbers of people from conquered areas and resettling others in their place.
The commander of the Assyrian army in the west crowned himself king in the city of Harran, assuming the name of the founder of the empire, Ashur-uballit II (611-609 BC).
www.angelfire.com /nt/Gilgamesh/assyrian.html   (9518 words)

 Assyrian Enterprise — ASSYRIAN SEASONS
During the eighth and ninth centuries the Assyrian emperors did not merely expand their territories, but inspired the Hebrew prophets with new idea of God, that is, Jehovah, a tribal God of Israel becomes a universal God, even more powerful than the Assyrian Monarchs, whose rods they were, according to Amos and Isaiah.
It was for this reason that the Assyrian provinces enjoyed a protracted period of peace, rare in the history of the East at that time; and not until the coming of Rome did Western Asia enjoy a uniform legal practice under which the trader and the poor found safety and protection.
This little Assyrian Kingdom endured until 336 A.D. In the middle of the fourth century, the Romans and the Persians began one of their wars, and during this campaign Urhai was taken by the Persians.
www.assyrianenterprise.com /History/AHistory.htm   (4283 words)

 Assyrians - History for Kids!
After 2000 BC, when Assur became independent of the collapsing 3rd Dynasty of Ur, the Assyrians became well-known traders, who travelled constantly between Assur and southern Turkey with their donkeys, carrying cloth from Assur and tin from beyond the Tigris to the east, and trading it in southern Turkey for gold, silver, and other metals.
By 1700 BC the Assyrians had been conquered by the Amorites, and later they were controlled by the Hurrians for a long time.
Assur-uballit and the Assyrians soon had to fight both the Hurrians and the Kassites in order to stay independent, but they won their wars and were able to establish themselves.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/westasia/history/assyrians.htm   (624 words)

 Assyria - Crystalinks
Basic to the central region of Assyria was farming, fed by both the Tigris river and water from the Armenian mountains in the north, and the Zagros mountains in the east.
Among the great mathematical inventions of the Assyrians were the division of the circle into 360 degrees and were among the first to invent longitude and latitude in geographical navigation.
However, the Assyrian people have managed to keep their identity, and still exist as a distinct ethnic group, mainly in northern Iraq, where they are distinguished from their Arab, Kurdish, and Turkmen neighbors by their traditions, politics, Christian religion, and Aramaic dialect.
www.crystalinks.com /assyrian.html   (3662 words)

 Nineveh (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Zephaniah also (2:13-15) predicts its destruction along with the fall of the empire of which it was the capital.
The Assyrian empire then came to an end, the Medes and Babylonians dividing its provinces between them.
Forty years ago our knowledge of the great Assyrian empire and of its magnificent capital was almost wholly a blank.
www.christiananswers.net /dictionary/nineveh.html   (926 words)

 All Empires - Assyria
The Assyrians were Semitic people living in the northern reaches of Mesopotamia; they have a long history in the area, but for most of that history they are subjugated to the more powerful kingdoms and peoples to the south.
For twelve years he successfully resisted the Assyrians; but the failure of his allies in the west to act in concert with him, and the overthrow of the Elamites, eventually compelled him to flee to his ancestral domains in the marshes of southern Babylonia.
The commander of the Assyrian army in the west crowned himself king in the city of Harran, assuming the name of the founder of the empire, Ashur-Uballit II (612-609 BC).
www.allempires.com /empires/assyria/assyria1.htm   (3118 words)

 Assyrian Voice E-Magazine
The Assyrian empire once extended from the Zagros Mountains in the East to the coast of Lebanon.
Assyrians claim to have been victim to a genocide committed by the Ottoman Turks, indeed, according to historian F.P.Isaac in the early part of the 20th century the Ottomans, faced with the break-up of their empire, expelled thousands of Assyrians.
In Turkey, Assyrians are recognised as a religious minority and not as an ethnic minority like the Armenians, this might seem as a simple difference in terminology but in fact it is quite a crippling status for the community.
www.assyrianvoice.net /emagazine/forgottenassyrians.htm   (1008 words)

 Timeline of Assyrian History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This aspect of the Neo- Assyrian empire is often overshadowed by scholars' baffling preoccupation with the Assyrian military machine and its so-called "barbaric behavior".
Assyrian monks, because of their close ties with Greek Christianity, translate the significant body of Greek knowledge into Assyrian, including all the great works of religion, medicine, philosophy, science, and mathematics.
For example, according to Assyrian Church doctrine, there is no awareness of passage of time between the moment of death and final judgement; final judgement occurs immediately even though thousands of years may have passed on Earth.
www.aina.org /aol/peter/timeline.htm   (1210 words)

Many would attest to the fact that "the growth of the Assyrian Empire, as of its commercial interests, had much to do with its geographical location." IV The Assyrians under their successive rulers Adad-nirari (1305-1274 BC), Shalmaneser I (1273-1244 BC), and Tikulti-Ninurta I (1243-1207 BC) proved to be an invincible force.
The ferocity and cunning of the Assyrians was unmatched in battle until the appearance of the Romans in modern-day Italy.
Furthermore, the Assyrians were foremost authorities of government efficiency and military command; the use of governates and governors was used by the Assyrians to control their far-flung empire.
www.nishra.com /assyrians/civilization   (3608 words)

 nineveh - ancientworldcities.com
Nineveh was the capital of the Assyrian Empire, one of the great enemies of the Nation of Israel in the Bible.
With the rise of Assyrian power in the late 2d millennium, the city became a royal residence and was finally established as the capital by King Sennacherib (r.
Assyrian reliefs from the palace, which had survived for centuries, were apparently broken, and fragments have appeared on the market.
www.ancientworldcities.com /article-77   (1782 words)

 Assyrian Dominance (745 BC - 640 BC)- Old Testament History
At the very time that Tiglath-Pileser III was coming to power in Assyria, marking the rebirth of the Assyrian Empire and the greatest external threat the Israelites had faced since the beginning of the Kingdom, Israel was self-destructing.
The city was destroyed, the northern Kingdom transformed into a province of the Assyrian Empire, a number of the people taken as prisoners or exiles to Assyria, and other people resettled in the captured territory (2 Kings 17:24-34).
The new Assyrian king, Sargon II who came to power about the time Samaria fell in 722/1 BC, was occupied in the northern, eastern, and western provinces of the Assyrian Empire quelling revolts and consolidating his reign.
www.cresourcei.org /othassyrian.html   (4209 words)

 Who are the Assyrians
Assyrians once again were not allowed to participate as Great Britian stood in their way, but again they were promised that their rights will be protected, worth mentioning that Agha Petros, General of the Assyrian Army, attended the opening ceremonies.
A letter on behalf of the Assyrians and their settlement was written under the direction of Sir Henry Conway Dobbs, the British High Commissioner in Iraq, under "Statement of Proposals for the Settlement of the Assyrian People in Iraq", in that regard.
The Assyrian national question was taken to Geneva by the Assyrian Patriarch, His Holiness Mar Eshai Shimun XXIII again when he addressed the Permanent Mandate Commission meeting and urged the Council to fulfill its obligations toward the Assyrian Nation.
www.nineveh.com /whoarewe.htm   (3241 words)

 Booklet > Is the Bible True > The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As the debris of centuries was removed from Nineveh, the capital, dramatic proof of the Assyrian invasion was laid bare.
Assyrian records of these events quote King Sennacherib of Assyria boasting of his devastating invasion of Judah: "Forty-six of [Hezekiah's] strong walled towns and innumerable smaller villages.
The biblical record agrees with Sennacherib's account of the Assyrian invasion and notes the desperation of the kingdom of Judah as the Assyrians laid siege to Jerusalem, their last surviving stronghold.
www.ucg.org /booklets/BT/fromthedust.htm   (970 words)

 The Assyrian Empire
They were the first major power to equip soldiers with iron weapons and to master the tactics of the light horse-drawn chariot, and this, combined with their superb military organization, turned them into the most successful fighting power the ancient world had yet seen.
One of the Assyrian Kings, Assurbanipal, who was a great patron of the arts, apparently got a little carried away with all this, for he also wore cosmetics and spoke in a falsetto voice.
After terrorizing their neighbors for centuries, the Assyrians were finally overcome by a coalition of the Babylonians and Medes, who laid waste to the Assyrian cities in 609 BC.
www.amazeingart.com /seven-wonders/assyria.html   (737 words)

 Assyria (general introduction)
In the west, he tried to add Israel to the Assyrian empire, but was murdered during the siege of Samaria.
During the reign of Sennacherib's son and successor Esarhaddon (680-669), the Assyrian armies defeated the Cimmerians, who had threatened Anatolia, and advanced to Egypt, which was evacuated by the last pharaoh of the Kushite dynasty, Taharqa.
The end of the Assyrian occupation of Egypt was probably partly due to the fact that the viceroy of Babylonia, Aššurbanipal's older brother Šamaš-šuma-ukin, had revolted (ABC 15).
www.livius.org /as-at/assyria/assyria.html   (1765 words)

 Ethics of Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Empires by Sanderson Beck
Persian Empire to 500 BC The civilization on the Iranian plateau is very ancient; copper was smelted there about 5500 BC, and Elam in the lowlands lagged only slightly behind Sumer in the development of hieroglyphic writing 5,000 years ago.
Assyrian military campaigns against Elam in the eighth century BC increased in the seventh century, climaxing in 639 BC when Ashurbanipal's armies destroyed Susa and sowed the land with salt.
The Assyrian empire was divided between the Medes and the Babylonians.
www.san.beck.org /EC6-Assyria.html   (14089 words)

 The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From The Dust
Perhaps archaeology's most dramatic find among the treasure troves of the past was the discovery of the remains of the ancient Assyrian Empire.
As the debris of centuries was removed from Nineveh, the capital, dramatic proof of the Assyrian invasion was laid bare.
The biblical record agrees with Sennacherib's account of the Assyrian invasion and notes the desperation of the kingdom of Judah as the Assyrians laid siege to Jerusalem, their last surviving stronghold.
www.ucgportland.org /popups/bt3.html   (843 words)

 The Mighty Assyrian Empire Emerges From the Dust
Assyria first appears as an empire early in the second millennium B.C. The remains of a ziggurat, or temple tower, from that era still stand near the site of its ancient capital.
As the debris of centuries was removed from Nineveh, the capital, dramatic proof of the Assyrian invasion was laid bare.
Assyrian records of these events quote King Sennacherib of Assyria boasting of his devastating invasion of Judah: "Forty-six of [Hezekiah's] strong walled towns and innumerable smaller villages.
www.ucgstp.org /lit/gn/gn039/assyrian.html   (749 words)

 Term-Papers.us - Assyrian Empire
Assyrians were especially skilled in besieging cities, using battering rams to break down enemy walls.
The Assyrians organized their empire into provinces, ruled by a governor who was appointed by the King.
Both Persians and Assyrians used posting stages (Saggs, 1962), across their empires so messages could be rapidly passed between the King and his governors.
www.term-papers.us /ts/ea/hsz167.shtml   (2031 words)

 Assyrian civilization - All About Turkey
Assyrian lands referred to the region on the Upper Tigris river in northern Mesopotamia.
Their Empire extended to some regions of modern Turkey and settled in different cities in Anatolia.
After the fall of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires respectively in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C., the Assyrians were reduced to a small nation living at the mercy of their overlords in the vastly scattered lands in the Middle Eastern region and finally invaded by the Hurrians.
www.allaboutturkey.com /asur.htm   (453 words)

 Assyrian Voice E-Magazine
NASA for example, acknowledges that Assyrians were one of the first nations to discover Mars, the red planet.
The fact that NASA, arguably the biggest and most authoritative body in space and astronomical research, mentions and credits Assyrians for their historical exploration, reinforces the notion that Assyrians are indeed a nation that has given humanity a lot.
If that is impossible, NASA should at least credit Assyrians by taking their flag and digging it on the red soil of the red planet.
www.assyrianvoice.net /emagazine/assyrianandnasa.htm   (746 words)

 Destruction Of Nineveh - Assyrian Empire - Bible Prophecy
The city of Nineveh, the ancient capital of the Assyrian Empire, was destroyed in 612 B.C. The fall of that great city was not a matter of chance, but rather a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
The Assyrian Empire began a quest for world domination under Tiglath-pileser III in 745 B.C. He invaded northern Israel and deported some of the inhabitants to the region around Nineveh.
The Assyrian Empire was known for its cruelty.
www.padfield.com /1996/nineveh.html   (956 words)

 Ancient Near Eastern Art: New Light on an Assyrian Palace | Explore & Learn | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the ninth to the seventh century B.C., the Assyrian empire dominated the Near East.
Parts of Iran and Anatolia were also subject to "the king of the world." Only the strongest and ablest monarchs could maintain control of this vast region and the major routes of trade and communication with the Mediterranean seacoast.
At the end of the seventh century, the Assyrian empire collapsed under the assault of Babylonians from southern Mesopotamia and Medes, newcomers who were to establish a kingdom in Iran.
www.metmuseum.org /explore/anesite/html/el_ane_2map.htm   (299 words)

 Babylonian Empire
The Babylonian Empire was the most powerful state in the ancient world after the fall of the Assyrian empire (612 BCE).
The second revolt was punished harshly by the Assyrian leader Sennacherib, who sacked the city and deported its inhabitants to Nineveh.
The Assyrians were able to repel their enemy, but late in 615, the Medes, a tribal federation living in modern Iran, intervened.
www.livius.org /ba-bd/babylon/babylonian_empire.html   (1968 words)

The Assyrians were noted for their vast knowledge in warfare and organization.
As Assyria extended its territories through military campaigns, local rulers were allowed to continue to govern their old regions, as long as they fulfilled their duties to the Assyrian king.
722-705: Under Sargon 2, Assyrian territory is extended to southern Anatolia and the Persian Gulf.
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 Assyrian Empire
The Assyrian empire became an important empire between 1500 and 1100 BC and lasted until conquered by Babylon in about 600 BC.
A few hundred years later the Assyrian empire came and overwhelmed the Israelite nation.
The Assyrians liked to take large numbers of the conquered people back to other parts of the empire and then replacing them with people from other countries.
www.ebibleteacher.com /batlasweb/sld027.htm   (115 words)

 The Assyrian Empire quiz -- free game
This usurper to the throne, who ruled 745 B.C. until 727 B.C., is regarded as the founder of the second Assyrian empire.
The second ruler of the Assyrian empire, Shalmaneser V (son of the founder) began his rule in 727 by immediately going to work on reducing Israel to a province.
The capital of the Assyrian empire was captured and plundered in the year 612 B.C. by which pair of former Assyrian vassals?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz/quiz850259be480.html   (259 words)

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