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  • 722 BCE - 705 BCE
    Peak of the Assyrian empire under the reign of Sargon II.
  • 722 BCE
    Sargon II takes the throne from Shalmaneser V in a coup.
  • 722 BCE - 705 BCE
    Reign of King Sargon II of Assyria.
  • 720 BCE
    Sargon II's Syrian Campaigns.
  • 719 BCE - 717 BCE
    Border wars between Assyria and the Kingdom of Urartu.
  • c. 718 BCE
    Sargon II defeated at Babylon by Elamites.
  • 717 BCE
    Sargon II decrees the construction of his new capital city, Dur-Sharrukin.
  • 714 BCE
    Sargon II's Urartu Campaign, Urartu defeated.
  • 713 BCE - 710 BCE
    Sargon II personally oversees the construction of Dur-Sharrukin.
  • 710 BCE
    Sargon II conquers Babylon and the southern territories.
  • 710 BCE - 707 BCE
    Sargon II resides at Babylon, rules Assyria from Babylonian court.
  • 706 BCE
    Sargon II returns from Babylon and moves into palace in Dur-Sharrukin.
  • 705 BCE
    Sargon II killed in battle with the Tabal people.
  • 705 BCE
    Sennacherib succeeds Sargon II, moves capital to Nineveh; Dur-Sharrukin is abandoned.