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Aššurbanipal

Aššurbanipal: king of Assyria (r.669/8-631 or perhaps 627).

Aššurbanipal's Accession

Aššurbanipal

Egypt

Elam and Babylonia

Other

Aššurbanipal in Nineveh

Aššurbanipal built a new palace in Nineveh, usually called the "northern palace". It replaced an older palace, "the house of succession", which had until then been inhabited by the crown prince. The northern palace is famous for the reliefs of the lion hunt. The equally famous "Library of Aššurbanipal" is in fact a collection of more than 30,000 tablets found on various locations and not a real library. It offered modern scholars a first glimp of Mesopotamian literature.

This page was created in 2018; last modified on 4 August 2020.

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