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, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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