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By Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks, John P. McKay, Joe Perry, Clare Haru Crowston

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E. observed the increase of one of these energy: the Assyrians of northern Mesopotamia. They conquered the dominion of Israel, the Phoenician cit­ ies, and at last many different states in addition. Assyria, the army Monarchy What explains the increase and fall of the Assyrians? The Assyrian nation originated in northern Meso­ potamia. The Assyrians outfitted up the army and con­ quered lots of their buddies, together with Babylonia, and took over a lot of Syria the entire approach to the Medi­ terranean. The Assyrians then moved into Anatolia, the place the strain they wear the Hittite Empire was once one think about its cave in. Assyria’s luck allowed it to develop into the top energy within the close to East, with a military that now and then numbered many tens of hundreds of thousands. Assyria’s lengthy highway to energy The Assyrians had inhabited northern Mesopotamia because the 3rd millennium b. c. e. , forming a country that grew and shrank in dimension and gear over the centu­ ries. they'd lengthy pursued trade with the newborn­ lonians within the south, and the p ­ eoples of northern Syria and Anatolia within the north. throughout the time of Sargon of Akkad, they have been a part of the Akkadian empire, then self sufficient, then a part of the Babylonian empire below Hammurabi, then self sustaining back (see bankruptcy 1). war with the Babylonians and different close to ­Eastern states persevered on and off, and within the 13th cen­ tury b. c. e. , below the management of a chain of warriorkings, the Assyrians slowly started to create a bigger nation. The 11th century b. c. e. — ​the time of the Bronze Age Collapse — ​was a interval of instability and retrench­ ment within the close to East. The Assyrians didn't have interaction in any new wars of conquest, yet remained relatively safe inside their borders. below the management of King 1200–510 b. c. e. Adad-nirari II (r. 911–892 b. c. e. ), Assyria begun a crusade of growth and domination, growing what students have termed the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Assyr­ ian armies driven in all instructions, conquering, certain­ ing tribute, and development new fortified cities, ­palaces, and ­temples. King Shalmaneser III (shal-muh-NEEzuhr) (r. 858–823 b. c. e. ) conquered all of Babylonia, Syria, Phoenicia, and lots more and plenty of the northern 1/2 the Arabian peninsula. the following numerous turbulent centuries have been marked by way of Assyrian army campaigns, consistent efforts by way of smaller states to take care of or recuperate their in­ dependence, and eventual additional Assyrian conquest. Assyrian historical past is frequently informed as a narrative of 1 ­powerful king after one other, yet one of the winning ­Assyrian rulers there has been one queen, Shammuramat, whose identify in Greek turned Semiramis. She governed together with her husband after which as regent for her younger son in 810–806 b. c. e. even if now not a lot may be identified for convinced in regards to the old Queen Semiramis, many legends grew up approximately her, which have been informed during the historical close to East, and later through Greek and Roman authors. a few emphasised her knowledge, attractiveness, and patronage of the humanities, whereas others portrayed her as a sex-crazed sorceress. those tales can't be used as facts for the lives of girls within the Assyrian Empire, yet just like the tales of Queen Cleo­patra of Egypt (see bankruptcy 5), they are often used as facts for the continued fascination with the few girls who held political strength within the historic global.

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