The name given first to the small area around the town of Assur on the Tigris in Upper Mesopotamia, and then much later to the vast empire that the rulers of Assur acquired through conquering their neighbours on all sides. At its height in the 9th-c and 8th-c BC, the Assyrian Empire stretched from the E Mediterranean to Iran, and from the Persian Gulf as far N as the mountains of E Turkey. The empire was destroyed in an uprising of Medes and Babylonians in 612 BC. One of the most important cities of ancient Assyria, located E of the Tigris, and the site of royal residences from c.11th-c BC. It was founded in pre-historic times, although some Biblical legends associate its origin with Nimrod, and the temple of Ishtar is noted there in the Code of Hammurabi. It was at its height of importance in the 8th-7th-c BC under Sennacherib, but fell in 612 BC to the Medes and Persians. Its royal libraries, containing thousands of clay tablets, are one of the best surviving sources for ancient Mesopotamian history.
HISTORY OF ASSYRIAN KINGDOM
Founded at the pre-historic times came to the zenith considering
the power and territories in the 9 th and 8 th century BC.
The name given first to the small area around the town of Assur
on the Tigris in Upper Mesopotamia, and then much later to the
vast empire, that the rulers of Assur acquired through conquering
their neighbours on all sides.
Assyrian Empire stretched from E Mediterranean to Iran, and from
the Persian Gulf as far N as the mountains of E Turkey. The empire
was destroyed in an uprising of Medes and Babylonians in 612 BC.
Nineve the most important city of ancient Assyria, located E of the
Tigris, was the site of royal residences from BC.11 th Century, until
itsfall in 612 BC to the Medes and Persians.
Its royal libraries,containing thousands of clay tablets, are some of
the best surviving sources for ancient history.
FOUR KINGDOMS ( Replica of The walls of Babylon)
Daniel 2:37-40 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom , power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee , and another third kingdom of brass , which shall bear rule over all the earth.
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
Jeremiah 27: 6-7 And now have I given all these lands into the hand
of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of
the field have I given him also to serve him. And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
Daniel 8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
FOUR KINGDOMS (Greek empire in the night vision)
The Greek empire Dan.7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard , which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl ; the beast had also four heads ; and dominion was given to it. (Leopard is the fastest of all. The wings added the speed of attack. The spots shows the nations and languages it included) Less in power compared to Lion or bear- or of less value as Brass, compared to Gold or silver
BATTLE OF ISSUS 333 B.C. Greek Army V Persian Army Ancient History Giclee Art Prints Alexander the Great and Greek Companion cavalry ride into battle to defeat Persian king Darius at the battle of Issus, 333B.C. Alexander established a huge empire across much of the known world before his early death in 323B.C.
Daniel 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.