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Assyrian Painting Polychrome Sculpture Pottery    Details from bas-reliefs, glazed and enamelled bricks and painted ornament found at Khorsabad, Koyunjik and Nimroud

Assyrian Painting Polychrome Sculpture Pottery Details from bas-reliefs, glazed and enamelled bricks and painted ornament found at Khorsabad, Koyunjik and Nimroud

Sennacherib was the king of Assyria from 705 BCE to 681 BCE. He is principally remembered for his military campaigns against Babylon and Judah, and for his building programs. Born ca. 740 BC in Kalhu, Died 681 BCE at Nineveh

Sennacherib was the king of Assyria from 705 BCE to 681 BCE. He is principally remembered for his military campaigns against Babylon and Judah, and for his building programs. Born ca. 740 BC in Kalhu, Died 681 BCE at Nineveh

Tiglath-Piloeser III (744 - 727 BC) Neo-Assyrian; his capital was Kalakh (Nimrud); fought Battle of Kishtan against Sarduri of Urartu (743 BC); annexed Judah and Gaza; became the king of Babylon. He ascended the throne as a result of a palace conspiracy; gave impetus to Assyrian militarism; expanded territorial rule, renovated and reorganized empire's administration and bureaucracy; maintained strict, direct control.

Tiglath-Piloeser III (744 - 727 BC) Neo-Assyrian; his capital was Kalakh (Nimrud); fought Battle of Kishtan against Sarduri of Urartu (743 BC); annexed Judah and Gaza; became the king of Babylon. He ascended the throne as a result of a palace conspiracy; gave impetus to Assyrian militarism; expanded territorial rule, renovated and reorganized empire's administration and bureaucracy; maintained strict, direct control.

Zuggurat di Ur, Mesopotamia

Zuggurat di Ur, Mesopotamia

The oldest document in world history is a clay tablet created by the Sumerians, a people that lived in Ancient Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq, in 3,300 B.C. More: http://bigpicturehistory.com/what-is-the-oldest-document-in-world-history/

The oldest document in world history is a clay tablet created by the Sumerians, a people that lived in Ancient Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq, in 3,300 B.C. More: http://bigpicturehistory.com/what-is-the-oldest-document-in-world-history/

Cylinder seal of Pu-abi, from Ur, c. 2600 B.C.E., lapis lazuli, 4.9 x 2.6 cm (The British Museum)

Cylinder seal of Pu-abi, from Ur, c. 2600 B.C.E., lapis lazuli, 4.9 x 2.6 cm (The British Museum)