This was the greatest battle the world had ever seen up to this date.
On one side: The Royal Assyrian Army led by king Shalmaneser III. On the other side: The League of Kings, an alliance of twelve nations against the might of Assyria.
The two forces meet head-to-head near the city of Qarqar on the Orontes river to decide the fate of the near east.
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