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Babylonia under Assyrian Siege
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Babylonia under Assyrian Siege

Date palms indicate that the city, most of which were on an adjacent slab, was probably Babylonia. It stood by a river or a canal. An Assyrian soldier holds a large body shield and two archers take aim. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser...
Review of Arab Prisoners, Assyrian Relief
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Review of Arab Prisoners, Assyrian Relief

This is part of a series of reliefs showing Arab prisoners brought before the Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE). The hands of two women prisoners are visible on the extreme right. The prisoners are led by an Assyrian...
Assyrian Deportation of People from Southern Iraq
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian Deportation of People from Southern Iraq

This is one of a series of panels that showed Tiglath-pileser III's military campaigns in southern Iraq. On the left is a captured town, with a siege engine beside the gate. In the center, Assyrian clerks with tablet and scroll record details...
Assyrian Warriors Relief
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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...
Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief
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Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief

This scene, with a fleeing enemy horseman turning to appeal to his Assyrian pursuers, is both a realistic battlefield event and a symbolic humiliation of a defeated enemy. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser III, about 728 BCE. From the Central...
Kaskians
Definition by Rodrigo Quijada Plubins

Kaskians

The Kaska or Kaskians were a tribe of the Pontus, northern Anatolia (today's Turkey), around the Kizil Irmak river mouth, bordering on and constantly harrasing the Hittite empire. That area is mostly mountainous in nature, and there the Kaska...
A Short History of Assyria and the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Video by Kelly Macquire

A Short History of Assyria and the Neo-Assyrian Empire

Assyria has a long history, beginning in northern Mesopotamia and then expanding during the Neo-Assyrian Empire from Mesopotamia through Asia Minor, and down through Egypt. The empire began in the city of Ashur and went through many different...
Mesopotamian Effects on Israel During the Iron Age
Article by Benjamin T. Laie

Mesopotamian Effects on Israel During the Iron Age

The Iron Age in the traditional Ancient Near Eastern chronology ranges from somewhere around 1200 BCE to 333 BCE. It begins from the era when it was first thought iron came to be used up to the ascendency of Alexander the Great as the major...
Deported people from the city of Astartu
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Deported people from the city of Astartu

This detail depicts the deportation of the inhabitants of the city of Astartu (in modern-day Jordan Kingdom). The deported people are holding their personal belongings and are led by an Assyrian solider. The city was captured by the Assyrian...
Mesopotamia
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia (from the Greek, meaning 'between two rivers') was an ancient region located in the eastern Mediterranean bounded in the northeast by the Zagros Mountains and in the southeast by the Arabian Plateau, corresponding to modern-day...
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