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The Assyrians

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The Assyrians
Dillon Thompson
The Assyrian Empire
Cities of the Assyrian empire
There were three main cities in the empire of Assyria: The
ASSYRIAN CAPITAL: ASHUR
,

the city
of GOLD: NINEVEH
and
NIMRUD
, the city of
SIN
Ashur
Nimrud
Nineveh
Assyrian writing:
ANCIENT AKKADIAN and MODERN AKKADIAN

Advanced Technology
The Assyrians made great strides in their MILITARISTIC technology creating:
CHARIOTS
SIEGE WARFARE
SIEGE LADDERS

Were the
FIRST
empire to give their soldiers
IRON WEAPONS
Specialized Workers
The Assyrians were master
GOLDSMITHS
The Assyrians were
SCULPTORS

Trained advanced
SOLDIERS
Advanced Institutions
Government:
MONARCHY
, king served as the earthly deputy to Ashur most powerful of the gods. Below the king were several servants specializing in foreign policy, military and administration. Religion: The ancient Assyrians practiced
TWO RELIGIONS
throughout their history:
ASHURISM
and
CHRISTIANITY
.

ASSYRIAN TIME LINE
1900 BC -
ASHUR
-
CAPITAL
of Assyria is

FOUNDED
.
1353 BC - 1318 BC-
Reign of

ASHUR-UBALLIT I

who
Conquers

the

HITTITES

and EXPANDS

Assyria's

TERRITORY

BABYLON

is

CONQUERED

by Assyria
1220 BC-
721 BC-
ISRAEL

is

CONQUERED

by Assyria

701 BC-
Assyrian empire

FAILS

to

CAPTURE

JERUSALEM
612 BC-
FALL

of the

ASSYRIAN EMPIRE
Downfall
In
626 BC, BABYLON
defeated an Assyrian army.
EGYPT ALLIED
with
ASSYRIA
,but could not hold against the attacks of the
MEDES
and the
BABYLONIANS
. Finally in
610 BC
the
ASSYRIAN EMPIRE FELL.
Lasting contributions of the Assyrian Empire:
Spread
CHRISTIANITY
and
ISLAM
in the
MIDDLE-EAST
Invented
SIEGE WARFARE
Helped create
PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE
Works cited:
Willey, Nathan. "Top 10 Forgotten Ancient Religions." N.p., 4 Oct. 2013. Web.
"Ancient Assyria." N.p., n.d. Web.
"Assyrians Calvary and Conquest." N.p., n.d. Web.
"Assyria Timeline." N.p., n.d. Web.
"The Fall of Assyria." N.p., n.d. Web
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