By G. MASPERO, Honorable Doctor of Civil Laws, and Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford; Member of the Institute and Professor at the College of France
Edited by A. H. SAYCE, Professor of Assyriology, Oxford
Translated by M. L. McCLURE, Member of the Committee of the Egypt Exploration Fund
CONTAINING OVER TWELVE HUNDRED COLORED PLATES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
THE GROLIER SOCIETY
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Arab Family at Dinner
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SENNACHERIB (705-681 B.C.)
THE STRUGGLE OF SENNACHERIB WITH JUDAEA AND EGYPT -- DESTRUCTION OF BABYLON
The upheaval of the entire Eastern world on the accession of Sennacherib -- Revolt of Babylon: return of Merodach-baladan and his efforts to form a coalition against Assyria; the battle of Kish (703 B.C.) -- Belibni, King of Babylon (702-699 B.C.) -- Sabaco, King of Egypt, Amenertas and Pionkhi, Shabi-toku -- Tyre and its kings after Ethbaal II.: Phoenician colonisation in Libya and the foundation of Carthage -- The Kingdom of Tyre in the time of Tiglath-pileser III. and Sargon: Elulai -- Judah and the reforms of Hezekiah; alliance of Judah and Tyre with Egypt, the downfall of the Tyrian kingdom (702 B.C.) -- The battle of Altaku and the siege of Jerusalem: Sennacherib encamped before Lachish, his Egyptian expedition, the disaster at Pelusium.
Renewed revolt of Babylon and the Tabal (699 B.C.); flight of the people of Bit-Yakin into Elamite territory; Sennacherib's fleet and descent on Nagitu (697-696 B.C.) -- Khalludush invades Karduniash (695 B.C.); Nirgal-ushezib and Mushesib-marduk at Babylon (693-689 B.C.) -- Sennacherib invades Elam (693 B.C.): battle of Khalule (692 B.C.), siege and destruction of Babylon (689 B.C.) -- Buildings of Sennacherib at Nineveh: his palace at Kouyunjik; its decoration with battle, hunting, and building scenes.
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