Ancient History Encyclopedia has a new name!

We are now World History Encyclopedia to better reflect the breadth of our non-profit organization's mission. Learn More

Search Results: Sargon II

Filters

You can refine the search results by selecting any of the filters below.

Clear Filters

Types

Categories

Periods

Subjects

Regions

Search

Sennacherib as a Crown Prince
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Sennacherib as a Crown Prince

Detail of a gypsum wall relief showing an Assyrian Official wearing a diadem, possibly Sennacherib, the crown prince, who faces Sargon II, his father (not shown here). Neo-Assyrian Period, 710-705 BCE. From the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad...
Ivory Writing-Board from Nimrud
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Ivory Writing-Board from Nimrud

This is the outer cover of the ivory writing-boards (6 in number) incised with four lines of Assyrian cuneiform text, giving the title of the astrological script which was a compilation of omens ordered by Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned...
Ancient Persian Warfare
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Persian Warfare

The ancient Persian military evolved from the earlier armed forces of the Medes which, in turn, developed from the warrior class of the indigenous people of the Iranian Plateau, the Aryan migrants (including the Persians) who later settled...
Ashurnasirpal II
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ashurnasirpal II

Ashurnasirpal II (r. 884-859 BCE) was the third king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. His father was Tukulti-Ninurta II (r. 891-884 BCE) whose military campaigns throughout the region provided his son with a sizeable empire and the resources...
Assyrian Warriors Relief
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian Warriors Relief

These 1-meter high basalt reliefs depict Assyrian warriors of different ranks in procession with a royal chariot led by the commander in chief of the Assyrian army. These reliefs were acquired and gathered during the years 1848, 1946, 1948...
Chinese Emperor
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Chinese Emperor

The emperors of ancient China had tremendous power and responsibility. Called the 'Son of Heaven', he (and once she) was given a divine right to rule over all people but was expected to promote their best interest and not his own. An absolute...
Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad

This relief depicts a group of Assyrian archers attacking an enemy (not shown here). A soldier holding a large and long shield stands before them in order to protect the archers. This alabaster bas-relief is the lower register of two; the...
Roman Engineering
Definitionby Victor Labate

Roman Engineering

The Romans are known for their remarkable engineering feats, be they roads, bridges, tunnels, or their impressive aqueducts. Their constructions, many of them still standing, are a testament to their superior engineering skills and ingenuity...
Aqueduct
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Aqueduct

In antiquity, aqueducts were a means to transport water from one place to another, achieving a regular and controlled water supply to a place that would not otherwise have received sufficient water to meet basic needs such as irrigation of...
Captured Camels from Arab Enemies of Tiglath-pileser III
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Captured Camels from Arab Enemies of Tiglath-pileser III

The woman on the left and the herd of camels behind her are part of a procession of prisoners and booty captured during one of the military campaigns of Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE) against Arab enemies. Assyrian, about 728 BCE...