Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions in the late 7th and 6th cents. BC
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.
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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“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, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists.
Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA054>