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Biblical Archaeological Discoveries

Ancient Assyria

Timeline of Significant Archaeological Discoveries

1842 - Mound of Koyunjik is Discovered and Excavated

1843 - Mound of Khorsabad is Discovered

1843 - Winged Bulls were Discovered During Excavation at Khorsabad

1845 - Palace of King Sargon was Discovered at Khorsabad Mound

1844 - Nineveh is Discovered

1845 - Great Library of King Assurbanipal with 25,000 Cuneiform Tablets is Discovered

1846 - Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III was Discovered at Calah Mound

1847 - Palace of Ashurnasirpal II was Discovered at Calah

1847 - Palace of King Sennacherib was Discovered at Kuyunjik

1850 - British archaeologists discover thousands of clay tablets near Nineveh

1850 - Many Reliefs of Warrior King Hunting Scenes are Discovered

1857 - Seal and Inscription Bearing the Name of Tiglath-Pileser I Was Discovered

1869 - Religious Calendar was Discovered

1872 - Assyrian Eponym Canon with Detailed Chronologies was Discovered by Rawlinson

1875 - George Smith Discovers a Story of Creation in the Library of the King Assurbanipal

1876 - Balawat City and Gates were Discovered by Rassam

Archaeological Expeditions



Psalms 93:1 - The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Psalms 56:10 - In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

Psalms 90:17 - And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.


"Little by little, one city after another, one civilization after another, one culture after another, whose memories were enshrined only in the Bible, were restored to their proper places in ancient history by the studies of archaeologists... Contemporary records of biblical events emphasized by contrast and comparison... Nowhere has archaeological discovery refuted the Bible as history."

-John Elder "Prophets, idols and Diggers" (New York: Bobbs Merrill, 1960) p. 16


"A substantial proof for the accuracy of the Old Testament text has come from archaeology. Numerous discoveries have confirmed the historical accuracy of the biblical documents, even down to the obsolete names of foreign kings... Rather than a manifestation of complete ignorance of the facts of its day, the biblical record thus reflects a great knowledge by the writer of his day, as well as precision in textual transmission."

-Norman L. Geisler, William Nix "A General Introduction to the Bible" 5th Edition (Chicago: Moody Press 1983) p. 253


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