Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions in the late 8th and 7th cents. BC
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Maps A and B show the Assyrian Empire at its height as a world power. Map A covers the period when Assyria subjugated first Babylonia and then Egypt while practising peaceful coexistence with Urarṭu. A new phase began around 660 BC (map B), but the radical changes in the Near East caused by Egypt’s emergence as a great power, the disintegration of Urarṭu and Elam and the havoc wrought in Anatolia by the Cimmerians, failed to af…

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Fuchs, A., “Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions in the late 8th and 7th 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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