Mesopotamia and the Levant in the 10th and 9th cents. BC
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Map A illustrates how the Assyrian Empire slowly regained its strength. Its rulers focussed all their energies on retrieving the territories it had lost in the turmoil of the 11th and 10th cents. The starting point of map B is the foundation of the new Assyrian capital of Kalḫu; it topicalizes the subsequent phase of Assyrian power politics, which – after continually expanding its scope – came to a halt with the wars for the succession of Shalmaneser III.

I. Assyria (maps A and B)


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Fuchs, A., “Mesopotamia and the Levant in the 10th and 9th 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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