Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (745–711 BC)
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The map covers the phase in Assyrian history when its kings Tiglatpileser III, Shalmaneser V and Sargon II realized Shalmaneser III’s long-standing plans of conquest in Syria and western Iran by prevailing against the Urarṭian Empire for good in both regions.

I. Assyria

Tiglatpileser III (745–727 BC) succeeded in reunifying the empire’s fragmented powers and using them to full effect, which meant that for several generations further conflict …

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Fuchs, A., “Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (745–711 BC)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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