Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (819–746 BC)
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This map covers the long period from the end of the succession war between the sons of Shalmaneser III to Tiglatpileser III’s accession to the throne. It is marked by the temporary demise of the Babylonian Kingdom and the dynamic territorial expansion of Urarṭu. Assyria, although shaken by the war of succession, resumed its policy as a great power, albeit on a smaller scale compared to Shalmaneser III’s time. In addition it was greatly hampered by internal strife from 764 BC onward.

I. Babylonia

The Babylon…

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Fuchs, A., “Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (819–746 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 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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