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  • Different Periods Of The Assyrian Empire
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    The Assyrians There are different periods of the Assyrian empire. The first was called the Old Assyrian period which lasted from 2000-1550 BC. Then there was the Middle Assyrian period which lasted from 1550-1200 BC. The last was the Neo-Assyrianperiod which lasted from 1200-600 BC. The final phase of the Neo-Assyrianperiod is called the Assyrian Empire. The Old and Middle Assyrian periods (2000-1200 BC) The name Ashur was used by the Assyrians to designate not only their country, but also their...
  • Assyrian Kings
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    THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE Assyrian civilization was focused around its powerful king with a militaristic hierarchy supported by officials, artisans, farmers, and slaves. The king was chief judge, lawmaker, commander-in-chief of the army, and head of the religion, although he was not deified himself. Established traditions and customs stabilized the culture and the king. The only revolutions in Assyrian history were by powerful generals or palace officials, as the social hierarchy was never seriously c...
  • Use By The Assyrian Army
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    There are two main reasons why the Neo-Assyrian Empire became so powerful between 934 610 B.C. First, through this era, the power of Assyria was largely dependant on the success of its army (Saggs, 1962). Winer (1961) states that the Assyrian military perfected the art of war. During this time period, some 180 punitive expeditions or campaigns were launched against foreign foes, rebellious vassals or other anti-Assyrian groups (Olmstead, 1923). Second, the Assyrians developed an efficient and ef...
  • Power And Importance Of The Assyrian King
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    The reliefs from the palace of King Assurnasirpal II at Nimrod play an important role in portraying the power and importance of the Assyrian king. These reliefs are similar to other Assyrian reliefs in terms of their purpose; however, there is a contrast in the methods used to glorify the king. By examining such factors as style, iconography and historical significance, we find many similarities and differences between the "ceremonial" reliefs and the more common reliefs depicting war and huntin...
  • Middle Assyrian Art
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    Mesopotamian Art and Architecture The arts and buildings of the ancient Middle Eastern civilizations developed in the area (now Iraq) between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from prehistory to the 6th century BC. Their art reflects both their love and fear of natural forces, as well as their military conquests. The soil of Mesopotamia yielded the civilization's major building material, mud brick. This clay also was used by the Mesopotamian for their pottery, terra-cotta sculpture, and writing ta...
  • Trading Aspect Of The Kassite Economy
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    The ancient orient covers a large area of land that includes several different empires over thousands of years. I have narrowed down this broad topic to help me determine which ancient civilization I would most like to live in. I have examined three main aspects of three different empires. The three groups are the Hittites, Assyrians, and the Kassites. In each of these empires I have looked at their legal standings, the economical state, and their social status with surrounding groups. With this...

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