Assyrian Empire

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Ahwar of Southern Iraq Uruk went into a steep decline until about 850 BC when the Neo-Assyrian Empire annexed it as a provincial capital. Under the Neo-Assyrians and Neo-Babylonians, Uruk regained much of its former glory (wiki)
Ancient Thebes
Arslantepe Mound - The long sequence of the site covers several millennia at least from the 6th millennium BC until the final destruction of the neo-Hittite town by Sargon II of Assyria in 712 BC. After a short neo-Assyrian occupation, the site was abandoned. (Executive summary, p. 2)
Biblical Tells
Erbil Citadel appears for the first time in historical sources during the Ur III period, and gained particular importance during the Neo-Assyrian period (wiki)
Hawraman/Uramanat "(...) the region was occupied by the Assyrians during their military campaigns into the Zagros." "(...) in an inscription found in Palangan Village, the Assyrian invasion and conquest of the region has been fully described showing that the region was vulnerable to direct attack from alien or neighboring forces making a strong effect on the architectural structure of villages." (Nomination file, p. 37, 82)
Old City of Acre
Pyramids (Memphis)


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