The Ancient Near East, c. 1700 BCE

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 18 January 2022

A map illustrating the political situation in the Ancient Near East during the Old Assyrian period (around 1700 BCE) shortly before the rise of the Babylonian Empire of Hammurabi. It depicts the rise of Assur from an independent city-state on the Upper Tigris river, Northern Mesopotamia, into a significant regional power. It is worth noticing the emergence of several small principalities in Central Anatolia unified, around this time, by King Anitta of Kussara in what is to become the foundation of the Early Hittite Empire.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2022, January 18). The Ancient Near East, c. 1700 BCE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15146/the-ancient-near-east-c-1700-bce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Ancient Near East, c. 1700 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 18, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15146/the-ancient-near-east-c-1700-bce/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Ancient Near East, c. 1700 BCE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jan 2022. Web. 29 Nov 2022.

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