The Empire which conquered the northern kingdom (Israel) in 722 BCE.
The northern kingdom of Mesopotamia. A violent, horse-riding culture, it may be a northern Caucasian group which adopted a non-Caucasian language and cultural elements. Came to power in the middle of the second millennium BCE. The Assyrian language is a branch of the older Akkadian language.
An ancient empire in Mesopotamia.
an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Nation in Mesopotamia that became a large empire in the time of the kings of Israel and Judah. Its capital was Ninevah. The Assyrians were extremely cruel and God used them to punish the northern kingdom for its Baal worship.
In the earliest historical times, the term Assyria (Akkadian: ; Aramaic: , ; , AÅ¡Å¡Ã»r) referred to a region on the Upper Tigris river, named for its original capital, the ancient city of Assur. Later, as a nation and empire that came to control all of the Fertile Crescent, Egypt and much of Anatolia, the term "Assyria proper" referred to roughly the northern half of Mesopotamia (the southern half being Babylonia), with Nineveh as its capital.
Between the years of 161 CE to 363 CE, Assyria was a province of the Roman Empire, roughly situated in modern-day northern Iraq. This area was highly contested with the Parthian/Sassanian empires and Armenia. Rome only gained full control of this area in 230 CE after brief control in 161-165 and, under Septimus Severus, in 194-199.