Category Archives: Assyria

Assyrian Treaty Discovered Among Cache of Cuneiform Tablets

A treaty between Esarhaddon, King of Assyria, and a secondary ruler has been discovered among a cache of cuneiform tablets unearthed last year by a team from the University of Toronto. The tablet, known as the Vassal Treaties of Esarhaddon, … Continue reading

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Assyrian Capital in Danger of Falling Into the Tigris

An Iraqi antiquities official warned this week that the first capital of Assyria, the 4,500 year old city now known as Qalah Sharqat, is in danger of falling into the Tigris River. “This season, the river washed away dozens of … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Rush to Excavate and Preserve Assyrian City Before the Site is Flooded

Archaeologists in southeast Turkey are working diligently to excavate and preserve as much as they can of Tushan, an Assyrian city, before a hydroelectric dam floods the area. Tim Matney, who is leading a team of German, Turkish, and British … Continue reading

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