Explore the intense history of the Assyrians.
The ancient masters of war and conquest became the most powerful force in the Near East, thousands of years ago. One of the first empires in world history, the Assyrians rose to power through the strength of their sophisticated military. The creation of professional soldiers, advanced iron weapons technology, and siege warfare tactics made the Assyrians the strongest fighting force in the ancient world. Babylonians, Israelites, Egyptians, and many others fell in battle to the might of the powerful Assyrians.
It took more than the strongest military in the world to become the most dominant nation humanity had ever seen. The rise of Assyrian power was, in large part, due to the vision and ambition of several vicious warrior kings. Names like Tiglath-Pileser I, Sennacherib, Sargon II, and Ashurbanipal made the inhabitants of the region shudder in fear. The great Assyrian kings of the ancient world were worshiped by loyal subjects and feared by enemies. You will learn about all the Assyrian kings who left an incredible mark behind and have been remembered for centuries.
Take a journey back in time to ancient Mesopotamia to find out how the Assyrian civilization grew from a wealthy city-state to the largest empire known to humankind in the ancient world. Cities such as Ashur, Nineveh, and Nimrud were some of the most spectacular to behold, with ziggurats soaring to the heavens. The architectural, literary, and scientific contributions by this breathtaking civilization rival other famous groups from this time period in history.
Ever since the discovery of Ashurbanipal’s mystical library in the 19th century, scholars have been fascinated by ancient Mesopotamian culture.
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