After the Battle of Qarqar Shalmaneser III turns his attention in another direction, when his assistance is called for to save the true king of Babylon. However, once the Neo-Assyrian army is on Babylonian soil, can Shalmaneser III resist the temptation to plunder the cultural capital of the world?

World Politics 900BC global overview:

About Greece in the early 9th Century BC:

The beginning of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 911 BC:

History of Assyria 3000-1000 BC:

Learn more about the army of the early Neo-Assyrian empire here:

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World Map:

A music video tribute to Ashurnasirpal II, king of Assyria:

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This was made by a fan of history, not a scientist. The Fan of History wants to learn and he is happy to be corrected.

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