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  • Assyrian Empire
  • •Assyria is reached from Mesopotamia through Asia Minor and down through Egypt.
  • •The Neo-Assyrian Empire dominated the Near East from 910 BC to around 610 BC.
  • Hello there! Welcome to Assyria. My name is Nabu.
  • •Ashurism was the main religion for early Neo-Assyrians. •Later on, the general religion for Assyrians was Christianity. •Because of their Christian Faith, they have suffered greatly in an area that is almost completely Muslim. • Oppressed by the Persians, Mongols, Turks, and Arabs in World War II, nearly 2/3 of the Assyrian population died.
  • Religion
  • •Chariots were a sign of power and prestige. •Assyrian kings ride in them as they lead their troops into battle.
  • •Some Assyrian archers were armed with basic wood bows •Others used composite bows reinforced with horn and animal sinew
  • •The main siege weapon was the battering ram with a sharp point on the end.
  • Tools/Weapons
  • Fertile Crescent
  • •Between 850 and 650 B.C., the kings of Assyria defeated Syria, Palestine, and Babylonia. Reaching beyond the Fertile Crescent, therefore claiming it as their own
  • •The Fertile Crescent is regarded as the birthplace of agriculture, urbanization, writing, trade, science, history and organized religion
  • •The Assyrians didn't build most of their empire. •Most of the empire came from a strong military raiding out villages to claim as their own.
  • Construction
  • • After the empire was destroyed researchers went back to these cities and found fragments of several great buildings which seem to have been palace-temples. •They were constructed chiefly of sun-dried bricks, and all that remains of them is the lower part of the walls, decorated with sculpture and paintings, portions of the pavements, a few indications of the elevation, and some interesting works connected with the drainage.
  • Art/Architecture
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