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 (ä′sho͝or-bä′nə-päl′) also As·sur·ba·ni·pal (ä′so͝or-) fl. seventh century bc.
King of Assyria (669-626) who was a noted patron of literature and the arts.
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(ˌæʃʊəˈbɑːnɪˌpæl) or


(Biography) died ?626 bc, king of Assyria (?668–?626): son of Esarhaddon. He built the magnificent palace and library at Nineveh. Greek name: Sardanapalus
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(ˌɑ ʃʊərˈbɑ niˌpɑl)

also Assurbanipal

died 626? B.C., king of Assyria 668?–626? b.c.
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So whether the control of priests of the temple or the principles of law and order; the methods of farming or the manners of industry and crafts, which were there in the period of Esarhaddon and Hammurabi; the same indeed remained prevalent during the time of Ashurbanipal and Nebuchadnezzar.
As long ago as the seventh century BC, the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal had his royal palace at Nineveh decorated with magnificent bas-reliefs of lion-hunting scenes.
(11.) For example, the three important literary compositions Lugal-e, Enuma elis, and Ludlul bel nemeqi have all been found in both of these collections, as well as in the temple library of Nabu at Nimrud and, of course, Ashurbanipal's library.
Al Adhamy describes a visit to an exhibition, I am Ashurbanipal, held at the British Museum in 2018.
Library of Alexandria and library of Ashurbanipal are historical examples which contains the information, communication and knowledgeable material in form of clay tablets, cuneiforms and leather skins.
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1 / 3 Ashurbanipal hunting on horseback, Nineveh, Assyria, 645 -- 635 BC.
devoted to Ashurbanipal, a ruthless, bookish seventh-century BC
Firstly, the dominant power of the early Iron Age, the Neo-Assyrian Empire, or simply Assyria, collapsed in about twenty years after the death of its last strong ruler, Ashurbanipal, in 627 BC.
The oldest, complete, surviving astronomical work is a 2-tablet compilation titled (by the ancients themselves, after its first words) MUL.APIN, meaning "Constellation of the Plow." Several copies of it--broken, but almost fully restorable --were found in the mid-19th century in the ruins of the palace at Nineveh of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (r.