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Ashurnasirpal II

by British Museum
published on 03 August 2011
Ashurnasirpal II, King of Assyria (883-859 BCE), whose name (Ashur-nasir-apli) means, 'the god Ashur is the protector of the heir', came to the Assyrian throne in 883 BCE. He was one of a line of energetic kings whose campaigns brought Assyria great wealth and established it as one of the Near East's major powers. Ashurnasirpal mounted... [continue reading]

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