Arrapha remained an important Assyrian city until the fall of the Assyrian empire
in 615-599 BC.
As expected, Assyrians view the dissolution of the Assyrian Empire
much more negatively than do the other groups: 67% of Assyrians view it as a negative event, compared to between 15 and 17% of the other three groups.
Quoted from Hayim Tadmor, "On the Role of Aramaic in the Assyrian Empire
," Jewish Quarterly Review, lxxvi (1985) pp.
These colossal stone gateway figures, iconic symbols of the Assyrian empire
, were discovered by the English archaeologist Austen Henry Layard in the middle of the 19th century, before being covered up again and re-excavated by Iraqi archaeologists about 15 years ago.
It will join four other Iraqi sites: Hatra, Samarra, the Irbil citadel and Ashur, first capital of the Assyrian empire
Founded more than 3,300 years ago, Nimrud was one of the capitals of the Assyrian empire
, and its statues, frescoes and artifacts are regarded as international treasures.
Nimrud, about 30 kilometers south-east of Mosul, was founded more than 3,000 years ago and is considered the second capital of the Assyrian Empire
, one of the greatest powers of early Near Eastern antiquity.
An Islamic State video showed the militants smashing statues with sledgehammers inside the Mosul Museum, in northern Iraq, that showcases recent archaeological finds from the ancient Assyrian empire
Kacyra, who was born in Northern Iraq, was deeply affected by the childhood experience of visiting ruins on the outskirts of his town with his father, who would tell him stories of the ancient Assyrian Empire
The fall of the Assyrian Empire
and the rise of the Babylonians set the stage for the creation of this month's featured Art Print: a polychrome glazed brick depicting a striding lion: one of many such bricks comprising the famous Ishtar Gate (604-562 B.
Jews in Iraq are among the oldest social components all over the world, where they date back to the late Assyrian Empire
, 911-612 B.
The community claims descent from one of the 10 lost tribes of Israel, who were sent into exile by the Assyrian Empire
more than 27 centuries ago.
This is also an area steeped in history, cultural landmarks include ErbilAAEs citadel, which is a remnant of the Assyrian empire
, along with the site of Alexander
The Assyrian empire
(colour-coded purple) boasted an efficient army and its dynasty dominated the Middle East between 943BCE and 609BCE, and its palaces have been home to some of the richest finds in archaeological history.
The city was built in the 13th century BC by Assyrian king Shalmaneser I before becoming the capital of the Assyrian Empire
500 years later.