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Samuel Leung
Holidays

Kālū Sūlāqā: On the fortieth day after Easter they go from door to door collecting some food to cook alfresco.

Nusrdayl: On the seventh Sunday after the ascension of Jesus into heaven, they sing, dance, and splash water on each other.

Ēdā Gūrā : On the month before easter in the Assyrian calender or on the 25Th of December, also one of the most important religious feasts for the Assyrians, they clean their houses and bake special breads and pastries.

- Houses in both Israel and Assyria used various types of mortar and brick construction.

- Orthostats were a stone base at a bottom of a wall.

- Vaulting and doming were techniques used in building used by both cities.

- Shady courtyards and halls were found throughout the city for lesuire.

Architecture By Chris
- Each of the Assyrian capitals had high city walls to defend against attackers.



- A ziggurat, or a temple mound shaped like a pyramid with steps leading up it was common in Assyrian cities.


- It’s walls were decorated with colorful paintings, carvings, and scenes showing battles, conquered people bringing tributes, or lion hunts.


- The temple which Solomon built had walls built of ashlars and cedar ceiling beams, a humbling contrast to the vivid colours and carvings in the Assyrians’ temple.
Military By BW
Food in Ancient Assyria
They ate:
Fish
Bread & Onions
Varieties of Fruit
We step back 2500 years ago... into the land of the Assyrians!
Acheivements By CZ
Assyria
Presented To You By:
Cyrus Zee
CHris Yeung
They were feared among the civilizations of the
Middle East
Had a large arsenal of iron weapons.
The famous ones included the spears,
chariots,lances and their battering ram
Created First Iron weapons
INvented plumbing water (hygeine)
Had the first library (Eduacation)
First people to use lock and key (SAfety)
Had the largest army in the middle east
Considered Undefeatable in military
Defeated Israelites in 722 B.C
Religion By Chris
- The Assyrians believed in many gods, and they were polytheistic.

- Some gods the Assyrians worshipped were Adad, god of storms, and Hinhil, goddess of crops and grain.

- They shared many gods in common with the region of Ancient Mesopotamia. An example was Akha, a mother goddess.

- However, the main god of Assyria was Ashur. He was the head of the Assyrian pantheon in Mesopotamian religion.

- When the Assyrians went to war, they said that their god Ashur had abandoned the people of the enemy. He was also represented as a “solar disc”, because the Assyrians thought that he was light and hope in times of battle.

- The ancient Israelites were monotheistic, and they worshiped God, or Yahweh in Hebrew.

- This one and only true god was fair, just, and showed compassion.

- He also had a special relationship with his people.

- The Israelites practiced animal sacrifice, just like the Assyrians,

- The Israelites built a holy tent that could be used for offering sacrifices and worshipping God. In the promised land, Solomon built a temple for God just like the Assyrians.

Brian Wong
Trade by cz
Traded Tin,Lead,Textiles and grain for metals and stones used to built houses
traded tin,lead,textiles and grains for stones and metals used to build houses
Traded wtih persia,Mesopotamia, Kayseria and Anatolia
As persia joined their trade routes 500 years after the other civilizations, Assyrians started to use trade routes as ways to communicate
Government
-Assyria was a monarchy

-The king of Assyria was to be chosen by the national god as the representative on earth.

-To the Assyrians he was all powerful, and he performed the role of the chief lawmaker, the chief administrator, and the chief commander of the army.

-The king ruled the government with the help of a large court of officials, including a chief of the army, a chancellor, and palace officials.

-They had a powerful government which affected Israel when they conquered Israel in 722 BC



Samuel Leung
Works Cited

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Cariello, Sergio. The Action Bible Handbook: A Dictionary of People, Places, and Things. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2013. Print.

Coulter, Charles Russell, and Patricia Turner. Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2000. Print.

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"Intellectual/Achievements." The Assyrians. Weebly, n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2016.

Phillips, Martin. "Ancient Mesopotamia for Kids." Homes in Ancient Mesopotamia. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Jan. 2016.

Piroyan, William. "Festivals." Encyclopedia Iranica. Eden Naby, 26 Jan. 2012. Web. 8 Jan. 2016. <http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/festivals-ix-assyrian>.

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"TimeMaps." Atlas of World History. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Jan. 2016. <http://www.timemaps.com/civilization-assyria>.

"Trade in Assyria." Trade in Assyria - Fertile Crescent Trade: Williams 8-3. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Jan. 2016.

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Health By Chris Yeung
The first type of doctor was an "ashipu", or sorcerer. His responsibility was determining the cause of the illness and using magic to heal the deceased.

The ashipu was also supposed to determine what kind of god the patient offended.

The Israelties were against sorcery as they trusted in their one and only God to heal them. Some sinful people relied on them.
The Assyrian military influenced the Israelites because they had a large army that would be able to conquer lands easily, making the Isr. scared and obedient towards them.

For architecture, Assyria used various types of mortar and brick construction. Mortar and brick were sturdy, and it let cool air go in and out of the house, so Isreal also used the same design.

Orthostats were a stone base at a bottom of a wall. It made the buildings in Assyria very sturdy and hard to destroy, so the Israelities copied them.

Vaulting and doming were techniques used in building used by both cities. The Israelites copied them because they wanted to have high-class buildings like the Assyrians.

The Assyrians had a very strong and powerful government. In fact, they conquered Israel in 722 B.C., which had a huge affect on Israel. It caused the Israelites to sin and worship the Assyrian gods.
The holidays also affected Israel because the Israelites started celebrating the holidays.

- The Assyrians' healing techniques affected the Isrealites as they both practiced sorcery and magic, even though the Isr. were supposed to trust in God.


- The second type of doctor was an "asu" or physician. He made a plaster of medicinal ingredients to put over the wound (including plant resin or animal fat; same as Isr.).
- Assyria did not influence Israel through trade because they kept attacking Israel and they had lack of communication.

- For religion, the
Israelites built a holy tent that could be used for offering sacrifices and worshipping God. In the promised land, Solomon built a temple for God just like the Assyrians.
The Israelites also sacrificed animals like the Assyrians, but this may have because God commanded them.

- For achievements, Assyria affected the Israelities with their military, but other than that, their inventions (like lock and key) didn't have much of an impact.
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