The ancient city of Ashur in Iraq is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia in a specific geo-ecological zone, at the borderline between rain-fed and irrigation agriculture. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From the 14th to the 9th centuries BC it was the first capital of the Assyrian Empire, a city-state and trading platform of international importance. It also served as the religious capital of the Assyrians.
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Kyokai, U. T. N. N. H. (2018, July 27). Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (UNESCO/NHK). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/1489/ashur-qalat-sherqat-unesconhk/
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