An ancient empire and civilization of western Asia in the upper valley of the Tigris River. In its zenith between the ninth and seventh centuries bc , the empire included all of Mesopotamia and the Levant.
(place) Ancient empire in SW Asia in the region of the upper Tigris River: at its height (7th cent. b.c.), it extended from the head of the Persian Gulf to Egypt and Asia Minor: original cap. Ashur; later cap. Nineveh.
A Semitic Akkadian kingdom, extant as a nation state from the mid–23rd century BC to 608 BC centred on the Upper Tigris river, in northern Mesopotamia (present day northern Iraq), that came to rule regional empires a number of times through history.
Origin of assyria
From LatinAssyria, from Ancient Greek Ἀσσυρία (Assuria), from Akkadian (Aššūrāyu), from (Aššur, “Assur”), its original capital.
Assyria Sentence Examples
This part of the river's course, the ancient Assyria, is also a rich agricultural region.
The kingdom, however, was short-lived, and it was soon absorbed into the vassalage of Assyria.
Opposite Mosul are the ruins of ancient Nineveh, the last capital of Assyria, and 20 m.
This appears actually to be the case in the period of the First Dynasty of Babylon and also in the 7th century in Assyria, where early Babylonian customs were kept up conservatively.
The two chief seats of his worship were Ur in the S., and Harran considerably to the N., but the cult at an early period spread to other centres, and temples to the moon-god are found in all the large cities of Babylonia and Assyria.