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Jews in Iraq are among the oldest social components all over the world, where they date back to the late Assyrian Empire, 911-612 B.
Among his numerous monuments to himself is a stone stele erected on an upper bank of the Tigris River, in what was then the northerly reach of the Assyrian Empire.
This is not because of Assyrian 'demands', but because the new Assyrian Empire founded by Tiglath-Pileser III and Sargon II increased consumption and gave better access to the interior.
This is also an area steeped in history, cultural landmarks include ErbilAAEs citadel, which is a remnant of the Assyrian empire, along with the site of Alexander
The Assyrian empire (colour-coded purple) boasted an efficient army and its dynasty dominated the Middle East between 943BCE and 609BCE, and its palaces have been home to some of the richest finds in archaeological history.
The city was built in the 13th century BC by Assyrian king Shalmaneser I before becoming the capital of the Assyrian Empire 500 years later.
Following the Assyrian Empire and the Persian Empire, the Graeco-Roman Period of Egyptian history began in 332BC when Egypt was conquered by Alexander the Great.
Nahum lived close to the height of the Assyrian empire (about 800 BCE).
The discovery of the city provides valuable historic information showing that the borders of the Middle Assyrian Empire stretched up to the lower Khabour River, and that the city's main role was the protection of the empire's western front.
Throughout the seventh century BC, Judah was a vassal of the Assyrian empire which controlled its provinces and vassals through warfare, conquest, deportation, and administrative and economic structures.
In the Assyrian Empire royal healers took an oath of office, as did scribes, magicians, bird gazers and seers (related to the healing profession).
Ashurnasirpal II ruled the Assyrian Empire almost 3000 years ago.