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685 BCE: Ashurbanipal is born to King Esarhaddon and Queen Ashur-Hamat.
670 BCE: Esarhaddon chooses his son Ashurbanipal as heir to the throne.
669 BCE - 668 BCE: Issuance of the Loyal Treaty of Queen of Assyria Naqia-Zakutu, ensuring the succession of Ashurbanipal as king.
668 BCE - 627 BCE: Reign of Ashurbanipal of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, regularly mentions Ninurta in his inscriptions.
668 BCE - 627 BCE: Reign of Ashurbanipal, the last great king of Assyria.
668 BCE - 627 BCE: Reign of King Ashurbanipal, last king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Palace and Library built at Nineveh.
668 BCE - 627 BCE: Reign of Ashurbanipal, King of Assyria, last king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
668 BCE: Ashurbanipal succeeds his father as King of the Assyrian Empire.
667 BCE - 665 BCE: Ashurbanipal wages war in Egypt to put down rebellions.
666 BCE: Assyrian king Ashurbanipal destroys Thebes but spares Karnak.
666 BCE: Assyrian invasion of Egypt under Ashurbanipal.
666 BCE: Memphis destroyed by Assyrian king Ashurbanipal.
666 BCE: Thebes sacked by Assyrians under Ashurbanipal.
653 BCE - 648 BCE: Babylon rebels, Siege of Babylon.
648 BCE: War between Assyria and the Elamites.
647 BCE - 648 BCE: Fall of Babylon the Ashurbanipal.
647 BCE - 629 BCE: Extensive collection of clay tablets acquired known as Ashurbanipal's Library at Nineveh.
647 BCE: Destruction of the Elamite city of Susa.
627 BCE: Revolts break out following the death of Ashurbanipal, empire begins to fail.
627 BCE: Death of King Ashurbanipal.
612 BCE: Fall of the Assyrian Empire, Nineveh is burned.