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Assyrian King List
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian King List

This terracotta clay tablet lists the names of Assyrian kings. From Assur (modern Qal'at Sharqat, Salah Al-Din Governorate, Iraq), Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian era, 7th century BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul...
Statue of Ashurnasirpal II
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Statue of Ashurnasirpal II

Neo-Assyrian, 883-859 BC From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq A rare example of an Assyrian statue in the round This statue of King Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BC) was placed in the Temple of Ishtar Sharrat-niphi. It was designed...
Assyrian Horsemen from Khorsabad
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Assyrian Horsemen from Khorsabad

This relief is one of 3 large slabs depicting Assyrian men, with their horses, hunting in what appears to be a pine forest. From the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. On display...
King Ashurnasirpal II
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King Ashurnasirpal II

King Ashurnasipal II of Assyira (reigned 883 - 859 B.C.), flanked by eagle-headed protective spirits, of which only the left one is visible in this photo. From Nimrud, North-West Palace. Exhibited in the British Museum London.
Amarna Letters
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Amarna Letters

The Amarna Letters are a body of 14th-century BCE correspondence exchanged between the rulers of the Ancient Near East and Egypt. They are perhaps the earliest examples of international diplomacy while their most common subjects are negotiations...
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Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions (Assyrian)

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=J5iEY4hapMQ Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions, relief from the North Palace, Ninevah, Assyrian, c. 645-635 B.C.E. (British Museum) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris
The Marduk Prophecy
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Marduk Prophecy

The Marduk Prophecy is an Assyrian document dating to between 713-612 BCE found in a building known as The House of the Exorcist adjacent to a temple in the city of Ashur. It relates the travels of the statue of the Babylonian god Marduk...
Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)
Videoby Lina Meerchyad

Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)

3D reconstruction of Khorsabad designed by Kais Jacob Ishak. KHORSABAD (Dur-Sharrukin) Capital of the Assyrian Empire in the ancient world (Mesopotamia) built by King Sargon II in 717 BCE.  
Bronze Age Collapse
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Bronze Age Collapse

The Bronze Age Collapse (also known as Late Bronze Age Collapse) is a modern-day term referring to the decline and fall of major Mediterranean civilizations during the 13th-12th centuries BCE. The precise cause of the Bronze Age Collapse...
Israel
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Israel

The Kingdom of Israel occupied that part of the land on the Mediterranean Sea known as the Levant which corresponds roughly to the State of Israel of modern times. The region was known, historically, as part of Canaan...