Visual Timeline: Sargon II

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730 BCE 720 BCE 710 BCE  
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Peak of the Assyrian empire under the reign of Sargon II.
 
 
722 BCE: Sargon II takes the throne from Shalmaneser V in a coup.
 
 
722 BCE - 705 BCE: Reign of King Sargon II of Assyria.
 
 
720 BCE: Sargon II's Syrian Campaigns.
 
 
719 BCE - 717 BCE: Border wars between Assyria and The Kingdom of Urartu.
 
 
718 BCE: Sargon II defeated at Babylon by Elamites.
 
 
717 BCE: Sargon II decrees the construction of his new capital city, Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
714 BCE: Sargon II's Urartu Campaign, Urartu defeated.
 
 
713 BCE - 710 BCE: Sargon II personally oversees the construction of Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
710 BCE: Sargon II conquers Babylon and the southern territories.
 
 
710 BCE - 707 BCE: Sargon II resides at Babylon, rules Assyria from Babylonian court.
 
 
706 BCE: Sargon II returns from Babylon and moves into palace in Dur-Sharrukin.
 
 
705 BCE: Sargon II killed in battle with the Tabal people.
 
 
705 BCE: Sennacherib succeeds Sargon II, moves capital to Nineveh; Dur-Sharrukin is abandoned.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
730 BCE 720 BCE 710 BCE