View Iraqi Kurdistan in a larger map Ashur (aka Assur or Asur) is on the […]


Kings were responsible for the care and feeding of the gods. They had to build, […]

Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I

Adad-nirari I (aka Adad-narari I) (1307-1275 BC) grew Assyrian power and described himself as defeater […]

Assyrian king Ashur-Dan II

I brought back the exhausted people of Assyra who had abandoned their cities and houses […]

Assyrian king Ashur-uballit I

Ashur-uballit I reigned over Assyria as it truly gained traction and was completely free of […]

Assyrian king Ashurbanipal

Ashurbanipal (reigned 668-627 BC) was known to the Greeks as Sardanapalus and in the Old […]

Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II

Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (Ashur is Guardian of the Sun) (883 - 859 BC) brought […]

Assyrian king Sargon II

Assyrian king Sargon II (721-705 BC) completed the siege of Samaria begun by Tiglath-Pileser III […]

Assyrian king Sennacherib

Sennacherib (704-681) likely was involved in the death of his father, Sargon II. Sennacherib moved […]

Assyrian king Shalmaneser I

Hanigalbat (the Mitanni) had gained power and allied with the Akhlamus (Aramaeans) and Hittites. The […]

Assyrian king Shalmaneser III

Battle of Qarqar853 BCShalmanesser III faces coalition of Levantine kingdoms at Qarqar. Ahab of Israel […]

Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad I

Origin in EkallatumShamshi-Adad was an Amorite born in the middle Euphrates kingdom his father Ilu-kabkabu […]

Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser I

There was activity on all four of Assyria's frontiers. Northern frontier To the north and […]

Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III

Tiglath-Pileser III (744-727 BC) reconfigured Assyrian administration to make villages responsible to the center. For […]

Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta I

Assyrian expansion continued under Shalmaneser I's son Tukulti-Ninurta I, who conquered further, exploited more and […]

Assyrian Kinglist

Shamshi-Adad I, the first Assyrian king known via his own inscriptions, recorded 38 prior kings […]

Assyrian Limmu Lists

Starting in the Old Assyrian Period, the Assyrian king chose a limmu (aka eponymous magistrate) […]

Assyrian reliefs

Throughout the 2nd millennium BC, the walls of Mesopotamian palaces were painted with royal and […]


Lachish is capital of Assyrians in Judah. 2nd most important city of Judah. Highlighted in […]

Middle Assyrian Period

The Middle Assyrian Period (1365 - 1077 BC) is marked by growth of Assyrian power. […]

Neo-Assyrian Empire

Neo-Assyrian Period (935-610 BC): consolidation, expansion, peak and demise Viewed elementally, the Neo-Assyrian period consists […]

Old Assyrian Period

The Assyrians managed an extensive trade network during the Old Assyria era, from about 2000 […]

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