Assyria


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As·syr·i·a

 (ə-sîr′ē-ə)
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.

Assyria

(əˈsɪrɪə)
n
1. (Placename) an ancient kingdom of N Mesopotamia: it established an empire that stretched from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, reaching its greatest extent between 721 and 633 bc. Its chief cities were Assur and Nineveh
2. (Historical Terms) an ancient kingdom of N Mesopotamia: it established an empire that stretched from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, reaching its greatest extent between 721 and 633 bc. Its chief cities were Assur and Nineveh

As•syr•i•a

(əˈsɪər i ə)

n.
an ancient kingdom and empire of SW Asia, centered in N Mesopotamia: greatest extent from c750 to 612 b.c.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day IraqAssyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Assur, Asur, Ashur - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
Nineveh - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
Ashir, Ashur - chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
Ishtar, Mylitta - Babylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
Nusku - god of fire and light; corresponds to Babylonian Girru
Ramman - god of storms and wind; corresponds to Babylonian Adad
Shamash - the chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings justice and compassion
Translations
آشور
آشور
Asirija
Asur

Assyria

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Assyria

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Not BABILON, Nor great ALCAIRO such magnificence Equal'd in all thir glories, to inshrine BELUS or SERAPIS thir Gods, or seat Thir Kings, when AEGYPT with ASSYRIA strove In wealth and luxurie.
An idle question that, as idle as to ask could mankind have prevented the decay that turned Assyria and Babylon to empty deserts or the slow decline and fall, the gradual social disorganisation, phase by phase, that closed the chapter of the Empire of the West
such as person as Julius Caesar, such an empire as Assyria.
There are interest and power in his narratives of Julian's expedition into Assyria, of Zenobia's brilliant career, and of the capture of Constantinople by the Turks, but not the stirring power of Green or Froude or Macaulay.
The learned societies and great men of Assyria -- where are they?
He finds Assyria and the Mounds of Cholula at his door, and himself has laid the courses.
The other 158 acres are located in Assyria Township, Barry County, and will be offered in three tracts -- one approximately 78 acres and two that are approximately 40 acres.
1) It envisions a future in which Egypt, Assyria, and Israel will enjoy divine protection, in which Egypt will become God's chosen people.
The Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova expressed the support of the Organization for the Iraqis who are dealing with the fierce terrorist attack, noting that there is coordination with the Iraqi side of the protection of monuments and places of worship, historical sites, such as al-Hadhar and Assyria, Erbil and archaeological sites in Samarra city.
The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.
An exhibition in Ontario titled Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World aims to show what civilisation today owes to ancient Sumer, Assyria and Babylon, whose treasures were looted from the Iraqi Museum.
The first wooden lock was discovered by archaeologists in ruins of palace of Khorsabad near Nineveh, the ancient capital of Assyria.