Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions in the late 7th and 6th cents. BC
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Map A describes the decline and ultimate fall of the Assyrian Empire after the death of Assurbanipal. Map B shows the brief intermediate phase between the empire of the Assyrians and that of the Persians, a period characterized by equilibrium among several major powers in Asia Minor.

I. Assyria (Map A)

At the time of the death of Assurbanipal (631 BC), the empire was in a more favourable position than ever before, since it no longer faced…

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Fuchs, A., “Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions in the late 7th and 6th cents. 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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