The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III

The Discovery of the Black Obelisk

Archaeology in the Area of Ancient Assyria

Paul Emile Botta

Austen Henry Layard

The Jehu Relief

World Empires and Assyria

Assyrian & Bible Timeline

Shalmaneser III and Assyria

Ancient Calah

King Jehu and Israel

Text on the Black Obelisk

Biblical History

Assyrian History

Kings of Israel and Judah

List of Assyrian Kings

Chart of Hebrew Prophets

Map of Ancient Assyria

Map of Modern Iraq

Map of Ancient Assyria

Geography of Ancient Assyria

Ancient Assyria was generally the northern half of Mesopotamia, while the southern half was generally referred to as Babylonia. The word "Mesopotamia" comes to us from ancient Greece and means the land "between the rivers", referring to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The region around ancient Assyria was filled with hills and valleys. The land was very fertile for farming because it had an abundance of rains throughout the seasons, with lots of water in the nearby rivers and flowing down from the mountains. The mountains also brought plenty of timber, metals, and limestone.

"He will raise a signal for a nation from afar off, and whistle for it from the ends of the earth; and lo, swiftly, speedily it comes."
Isaiah 5:26


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