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Ashur-Dan Ii in Wikipedia
Ashur-Dan II was a King of Assyria (c. 935 BC - 912 BC).
Ashur-Dan II succeeded his father, Tiglath-Pileser II. He was succeeded by his son Adad-nirari II.
He reigned from 935 B.C. until his death in 912 B.C.
Ashur-dan II concentrated on rebuilding Assyria within its natural borders, from Tur Abdin to the foothills beyond Arbel, he built government offices in all provinces, and as an economic boost, provided ploughs throughout the land, which yielded record grain production.
He was followed by four able kings, who used the foundation which he had laid to make Assyria the major world power of its time.
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