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Transcript of Assyrians
They used ladders to scale citie walls Tunnnels The Assyrians army used sappers- soldiers who dug tunnels to sap or undermine
The foundations of the enemy's walls so that they would fall tactics The Assyrians were savage, they plotted operations to attack other city-states Religion Polytheistic The Assyrians were Polytheistic
Which means they believed in many gods Antu Was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, Consort of Antu, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions. It was believed that he had the power to judge those who had committed crimes Apsu Apsu was god of the ocean
Apsu is a primeval Sumero-Akkadian god, representing the sweet waters underneath the earth Complex Institution Monarchy system The assyrians were ruled under a monarchy system King Shamshi-Adad He rose to prominence when he carved out an empire encompassing much of Mesopotamia, Syria and Asia Minor often referred to as the Kingdom of Upper Mesopotamia King Sennacherib Was the son of Sargon II, whom he succeeded on the throne of Assyria
705 – 681 BC
Sacked 89 cities, 820 villages and also destroyed Babylon Advanced Cities Ashur Was one of the capitals of ancient Assyria. The remains of the city are situated on the western bank of the river Tigris, north of the confluence with the tributary Little Zab river, in modern day Iraq, more precisely in the Al-Shirqat District Nineveh was an ancient Assyrian city on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, and capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Its ruins are across the river from the modern-day major city of Mosul, in the Ninawa Governorate of Iraq. Nimrud Is an ancient Assyrian city located south on the river Tigris in modern Iraq. In ancient times the city was called Kalhu. The Arabs called the city Nimrud after the Biblical Nimrod, a legendary hunting hero Specialized Workers Military The Assyrian army was feared for many reasons one including the use of iron in their weapons. The Assyrians were the first to use iron in spears, swords, shields and armor Traders someone who buys and sells tools,weapons, glass ect. Artisans Is a skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, sculpture, clothing, jewelery, household items, and tools or even machines such as the handmade devices of a watchmaker. An artisan is therefore a person engaged in or occupied by the practice of a craft, who may through experience and talent reach the expressive levels of an art in their work and what they create.