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 Sargon II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The eighth campaign of Sargon against Urartu in 714 BC is well known from a letter from Sargon to the god Ashur (found in the town of Assur, now in the Louvre) and the bas-reliefs in the palace of Dur-Sharrukin.
Sargon laid siege to Babylon, and Marduk-apla-iddin fled.
After the capture of Marduk-apla-iddin, Babylon yielded to Sargon and he was proclaimed king of Babylonia in 710, thus restoring the dual monarchy of Babylonia and Assyria.
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 Sargon, II Biography / Biography of Sargon, II Biography Biography
The Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned 722-705 BC) was one of the chief architects of the late Assyrian Empire and the founder of its greatest line of kings.
Sargon II, upon his accession, took the name Sharrukin (Sargon is the biblical form), after the illustrious founder of the Akkadian dynasty, who had died 1,600 years before.
Sargon's army overran northern Syria and the Taurus region, and by 710 all Syria and Palestine had submitted to Assyrian rule with the exception of Judah; Egypt was friendly.
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 Sargon II of Assyria -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon is the name given by the (The sacred writings of the Christian religions) Bible.
Sargon conquered (A coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt) Gaza in (A British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948) Palestine, destroyed Rafia and won a victory over Egyptian troops.
In 705, Sargon fell in a campaign against the (Click link for more info and facts about Cimmerians) Cimmerians, a nomadic tribe from southern Russia who were to destroy the kingdoms of Urartu and Phrygia before moving even further west.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/sargon_ii_of_assyria1.htm   (1354 words)

 Interaction of Assyrian Kings with Israel
His son Shalmanezer II (not the Biblical Shalmanezer but an ancestor of 100 years earlier) set the nation on a course toward power and greatness that would be reached in the reign of Tiglath-pilezer in 745 B.C. Historians differ on the numbers they ascribe to the Assyrian kings.
Assyria as a renewed Empire had resurfaced with the division of the United Kingdom about 975 B.C. It would last exactly from the beginning of the Divided Kingdoms of Israel and Judah until the very end of the Divided Kingdom period, just before the beginning of the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews.
Sargon, although he was also a military leader, spent most of his time, after the fall of Samaria in the sixth year of Hezekiah, consolidating his empire and attempting a restoration of Sumerian culture and language at Babylon.
www.ao.net /~fmoeller/assyrian.htm   (3253 words)

 Sargon II of Assyria : Sargon II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon II of Assyria : Sargon II terms defined : Sargon II of Assyria : Sargon II
Sargon II (reigned 721-705 B. Sargon II (reigned 721-705 B.C.) was a ruler of Assyria, also known as Sharrukin II or Sharru-kin II.
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 Mesopotamia: Babylonia, Assyria, Mitanni
Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria became King of Babylon 729, tributes from Israel, Syria, Damascus (732).
Shalmaneser IV usurped the Assyrian throne, took Samaria with son Sargon II Sargon II of Assyria conquered Merodach-baladan of Babylon, Gaza, finally Tyre, Judah, Carchemish
Sargon II defeated by Merodach-baladan of Babylon and ally Humbanigash of Elam at Der
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Sargon is the Hebrew rendering (Isaiah (20)6 of the Assyrian Sharon-kin), a throne name meaning (“the king legitimate”).
Sargon II scowled the nearby kingdom of Uratu and Zikirtu.714B.C. Zikitu and became the enemies of Sarogn II.
Sargon died in a bad battle in one of the mountain district in pensia He was a good king people still said today.They buried Sargon in Khorabad soil.
www.neric.org /~rblackbu/cairaeandshelbyskingsargon2.htm   (286 words)

 Sargon II de Assyria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon conquistó a Gaza en Palestina, destruyó Rafia y ganó a tropas de la victoria de un egipcio del excedente.
Sargon pilló las tierras fértiles en la orilla meridional y occidental del lago Urmia, de las huertas de la tala y de quemarse la cosecha.
Demandas de Sargon haber perdido a solamente un charioteer, a 2 jinetes y a tres mensajeros en esta ocasión.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/sa/Sargon%20II%20de%20Assyria.htm   (1447 words)

 Sargon of Akkad - Sargon I - Sargon II
If Sargon II removed these texts from Uruk (Warka) - given what archaeology knows about the dating of that city - as the possible home city of Abraham and as the main city of the Sumerians - otherwise dated to ca.
Sargon II appropriated the ancient deeds of Sargon of Akkad.
"Sargon is known almost entirely from the legends and tales that followed his reputation through 2,000 years of cuneiform Mesopotamian history, and not from documents that were written during his lifetime".
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 Living in Truth by Charles N.Pope - Chapter 35:"One Conquers a Thousand"(Piye/Sargon Becomes 'King of Every ...
The most reasonable explanation is that there was a slight overlap in the reigns of Tiglath-Pileser III and Sargon II, and that for a short time they were acting in unison.
This was in turn followed immediately by the death of Tiglath-pileser III and succession of Sargon II in Assyria.
The text seems to imply that the army of Sargon was moving rapidly and noisily toward Sib'e.
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 Timeline of Assyria
Assyria resists incursions by the Mushki and Urartu (c.
Sargon II of Assyria defeats a Urartian army under Rusa I (714 B.C.)
Sargon II moves the Assyrian capital to Dur Sharrukin (c.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/Ancient_religions/Mesopotamia/timeline_of_assyria.htm   (363 words)

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Shalmaneser V was succeeded in Assyria by Sargon II on Tebetu 12
The eponym list is stating under eponym nunber 62 that Sargon II took the hand of Bel.
Obviously there were, at least, two ways of counting of Sargon's years in Banylonia: one way in which the years of Marduk-Baladan were counted through (like in the Babylonian chronicle) and one way in which his years were counted from the beginning of his factual reign in Babylonia.
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 Semitic Museum - Cesnola - CyproArchaic
Sargon II of Assyria (722-705 B.C.) boasted in a stele found at Kition as well as in inscriptions found at his capital of Khorsabad, that the Cypriot cities paid him tribute.
The complex was approached from a 5-stepped entry (dromos), with walls built of large rectangular blocks, and stone slabs blocked the doorway (stomion); the dead were placed on stone couches cut from the bedrock or on the floor.
Tomb 21 dates to the end of the Cypro-Archaic II period, and contains 4 skeletons, 3 on the couch to the east side and the 4th on the floor.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~semitic/Cesnola/ArchChronoCA.html   (490 words)

 Sargon II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sargon II brought this seige to a successful conclusion, and continued south as far as Gaza, on the coast.
Egypt had sent a force to help Gaza, and was repulsed, paying tribute to Sargon II for interference.
Sargon II followed the practice of removing the nobles from a conquered land and settling them elsewhere.
www.ancientroute.com /people/Sargon2.htm   (149 words)

 Phoenician-led Renaissance & Assyrian Rule in Cyprus
Amathus and Palea Paphos were the strongholds of the latter and retained their shrines to the old fertility goddess of the island, who was addressed as Astare by the Phoenicians and Aphrodite by the Greeks.
In 709 B.C. Sargon II of Assyria erected a stela at Kitium recording the fact that seven Cypriot kings had paid him homage; subsequent Assyrian documents speak of 11 tributary kingdoms, the seven (Curium, Paphos, Marion, Soli, Lapithos, Salamis, and Amathus) plus Kitium, Kyrenia, Tamassos, and Idalium.
The subordination to Assyria, probably rather nominal lasted until about 663 B.C. for the nexy hundred years Cyprus enjoyed a period of complete independence and exuberant development.
www.cypnet.com /.ncyprus/history/09.htm   (260 words)

 The Land of Tilmun/Dilmun
Their early familiarity with ships seems to support the late view, and it is perhaps significant that the scene of one of their myths is laid in Tilmun [Dilmun].
This view relies most heavily on the inscription by Sargon II of Assyria, wherein he asserted that among the kings paying him tribute was 'Uperi, king of Dilmun, whose abode is situated like a fish, thirty double-hours away, in the midst of the sea where the sun rises'.
Sargon II, king of Assyria in the eighth century BC, asserted that he had conquered the area stretching 'from Bit-Yahkin on the shore of the salt Sea as far as the border of Tilmun'.
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/scripts/dilmun.html   (603 words)

 Chronology of the Near East (15,000 B.C. - A.D. 636)
879 B.C. King Ashurnazirpal II of Assyria moves the capital from Nineveh to Nimrud (Kalhu), for which a citadel and a seven-km wall are built.
823 B.C. Shalmeneser III's son, Shamshi-Adad V of Assyria, conquers Babylon and extends the empire from the Gulf to the Mediterranean.
705 B.C. Sargon II of Assyria dies and is succeeded by his son Sennacherib, who moves the capital back to Nineveh and builds a royal palace.
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H. "The Campaigns of Sargon II of Assur: A Chronological-Historical Study", JCS 12 (1958) 33-39; H.W.F. SAGGS, "Historical Texts and Fragments of Sargon II of Assyria", Iraq 37 (1975) 14, line 20; A. Die Inschriften Sargons II.
Isaiah could have deliberately selected six central cities conquered and annexed (or re-annexed) by Sargon II in his early years, since his audience/readers had heard of the conquest of the cities not long before the prophecy was said/written.
However, the Egyptian chronology of the 25th Dynasty is still uncertain, as indicated by the new inscription of Sargon II discovered in Iranian Kurdistan.
www.bsw.org /project/biblica/bibl81/Ani12n.html   (1488 words)

Some Judeans had been afraid of antagonizing the great King Sargon II of Assyria, under whose authority Hezekiah was allowed to rule.
However, while Sargon II was alive, caution had to be exercised.
Thus, it was a poor match for the heavy cavalry and mounted archers of Assyria.
www.tulip.org /ccr/isa36.htm   (1332 words)

 MuscarellaO_13_4.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This time, Sargon's main goal was to contain the state of Urartu within its territory and to subdue its allies.
The itinerary of the Assyrian army and the events of the campaign were written in the form of a long letter from the king to the god Assur, and it is preserved almost in its entirety.
For over 70 years scholars have attempted to reconstruct the route of Sargon from Assyria to Iran and to identify by epigraphical and archaeological research and survey the cities and features he mentions.
www.bu.edu /jfa/Abstracts/M/MuscarellaO_13_4.html   (264 words)

 Reader's Companion to Military History - - Sargon II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Seizing the throne during an uprising, Sargon II went on to become one of Assyria's greatest warrior-kings.
In his early years he subdued two successive revolts by western vassals, fought the rebel king of Babylon to a temporary standstill, and crushed an uprising against one of his eastern vassals.
Cutting paths through the mountains with pickaxes, Sargon's army approached Urartu from the rear, confronting the Urartians in a mountain pass some three hundred miles from Assyria.
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In 705 BC Sargon II, king of Assyria, was killed fighting the Cimmerians {KMR}.
We also know that King Tilgath-Pilser III (King Pul) deported most of Israel in 734-732 BC and King Sargon II of Assyria deported the rest of the people of the kingdom of Israel (NOT to be confused with the kingdom of Judah {JD} to the south) in 721-718 BC.
The Isrealites of the first captivity were settled on the fringes of the Assyrian Empire south of the Caspian Sea, and were eventually referred to as Cimmerians.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Thebes/6620/khumri/f84cymry.htm   (1146 words)

 Timeline Assyria
Sargon [of Assyria] came down and expelled Azuri, and established in his stead Azuri's brother, Ahimiti.
710BCE Hanunu of Gaza was in the revolt against the king of Assyria which led to the battle of Raphia, the first struggle between Egypt and Assyria.
Sennacherib found conspiracy in Zidka, and brought the gods of his father's house, himself, and his family into exile to Assyria, restoring Sarludari to his former throne.
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 Rel 101: Understanding the Bible: Significant Dates
722 BCE Destruction and exile of Israel by Sargon II of Assyria.
627 BCE Death of Emperor Asshurbanapal and slow collapse of Assyria.
350 BCE Philip II of Macedon unites Greece and Macedonia and plans the invasion of Asia Minor.
www.aarweb.org /syllabus/syllabi/r/rennie/rel151/dates.htm   (584 words)

 Assyrian Royal Tombs of Kalhu ( modern Nimrud )
The Assyrian Empire during the reign of Assurnasirpal II and Sargon II.
The city of Kalkhu was a capital of the Assyrian Empire for over 150 years until King Sargon moved the capital to Dur-Sharukin (modern Khorshabad) in 717 B.C. The city is located 4 miles south-west of the Christian monastery of Mar Behnam.
The citadel (which includes Asurnasipal II's Palace and the main temples to Ishtar and Ninurta, along with the main ziggurat).
www.aina.org /aol/nimrud   (339 words)

Sargon gained possession of Sumer and Akkad - north and south Babylonia - and claimed control of regions as far distant as the Lebanon and the Amanus range.
The prestige myth is distinct from the previous ones and its function is to invest the births and exploits of a popular hero with an aura of mystery and wonder.
The mirth of Moses in an ark of bulrushes on the Nile, and its parallels in the similar stories relating to Sargon, Cyrus, Romulus and Remus are examples of this type.
www.geocities.com /spenta_mainyu/glossary.htm   (13251 words)

 (Teutberga* OF ARLES - Lachlan* OF ATHOLL )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Aroandes II* OF ARMENIA (____ - 331 BC)
Sargon II* OF ASSYRIA (King) (____ - 705 BC)
Tiglath Pileser III* OF ASSYRIA (King) (____ - 727 BC)
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 A timeline of the Ancient Middle-East
879 BC : king Ashurnazirpal II of Assyria moves the capital from Nineveh to Nimrud (Kalhu), for which a citadel and a seven-km wall are built
823 BC : Shalmeneser III's son, Shamshi-Adad V of Assyria, conquers Babylon and extends the empire from the Gulf to the Mediterranean
705 BC : Sargon II of Assyria dies and is succeeded by his son Sennacherib, who moves the capital back to Nineveh and builds a royal palace
www.scaruffi.com /politics/neareast.html   (4133 words)

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