Neo-Assyrian

Stories uncovered from ancient Mesopotamia.

As seen on the Fall of Civilizations Podcast

Episode 13:

The Assyrians - Empire of Iron

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Background Image: Igor  Myznik

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Ashurbanipal

The king escorting a foreign princess to safety during a lion hunt

645 - 635 BC

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A canned lion hunt

Caged lions are released during one of Ashurbanipal's lion hunts

645 - 635 BC

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Royal lion hunt

Soldiers restrain spare horses used for Ashurbanipal's hunt

645 - 635 BC

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Royal lion hunt

Infantrymen line the arena to stop any lions trying to escape Ashurbanipal's canned hunt

645 - 635 BC

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Royal lion hunt

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Ashurbanipal shooting lions with his bow from his horse drawn chariot

645 - 635 BC

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Royal lion hunt

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Ashurbanipal slaying an arrow pierced lion using his his sword

645 - 635 BC

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Ashurbanipal "The Banquet Scene"

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A lush and elaborate scene of the king and queen feasting in the garden after conquering the city of Elam

645 - 635 BC

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Destruction of Hamanu

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Assyrian soldiers use tools to topple the city while others carry off with the spoils of war.

645 - 640 BC

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Ashurbanipal at Babylon

The king inspects the goods and prisoners from the 2-year long siege against his brothers city of Babylon

648 BC

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Assyrian Attack

Arab forces are chased by Assyrian armymen through the countryside

660 - 650 BC

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Battle of Tel-Tuba

Assyrians attack the Elamites of the Ulai River

660-650 BC

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Assault on Lachish

Sennacherib's army uses siege engines to decimate the city walls

700 - 692 BC

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Spearmen of Sennacherib's army

700 - 692 BC

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Tiglath-Pileser III

Siege on U by Pul's army

730 - 727 BC

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King Ashurnasirpal II

Royal eunuchs offer the king wine while seated in the court

865 -860 BC