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Assyrian civilization 

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Timothy Darvill

[CP]A city‐state in the northern part of Mesopotamia with its capital at Assur. From about 1300 bc the Assyrian kings, all great warriors, developed an empire that, at its maximum, included Egypt, much of the area west of Mesopotamia as far as the Mediterranean, Elam to the east, and parts of Anatolia to the north. Assurnasirpal II transferred the centre of government to Calah (... ...

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