Ancient history from the mounuments; Assyria...


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Author  George Smith
Publication Date   May 22, 2012
ISBN  1236437179
Pages  50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 Excerpt: ...princes into revolt. For some years Sargon had been unable to take any steps against Ambaris, but now that he had conquered most of the other revolters, he marched against him. He attacked and conquered the country of Tubal, sending Ambaris into slavery, and placed the country under an Assyrian governor. In his tenth year Sargon attacked Tarhunazi, king of Milid, who had conquered and taken possession of the district of Kummani, and was in rebellion against Assyria. Sargon marched against him, and overran the whole of Kummani, then attacking the city of Milid, the capital of Tarhunazi, he captured and destroyed it, carrying away an immense spoil. Tarhunazi fled from Milid to the fortress of Tul-garimmi, where he was taken by the Assyrian monarch, together with a considerable portion of his army. Tarhunazi was placed in irons, and with his wife, sons, and daughters, and five thousand of his people, transported to Assyria. Sargon then restored the town of Tul-garimmi, and made it the capital of a district, over which he placed one of his generals as governor. In this region Sargon now took possession of some other cities which controlled the roads leading into Muski, as Mita, king of Muski, was always hostile to Assyria. In this year Sargon was gathering materials for the building of Dur-Sargina (Khorsabad), and he collected cedar and other woods from the Lebanon region. Among the other places which supplied to him material for this work, he mentions Bahal-zabuna (Baalzephon) and Ammon. In his eleventh year, B.C. 711, Sargon marched to Syria against Gaugama. Tarhulara, king of Gaugama, had been for some years a faithful ally of Assyria; recently he had been murdered by his son Muttallu, who had placed himself on his father's throne, and revolted against Assyr...

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