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Art As Evidence For Interaction: Relations Between The Assyrian Empire And North Syria

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Concurrent with Assyrian political and military expansion from the ninth through the seventh centuries B.C. there developed a complex pattern of cultural exchange, both in materials and in ideas, with the various regions involved. The Assyrian bit-hilani definitely does not equal the independent gatehouse into the city, so characteristic of Neo-Hittite citadels, because when Sargon discusses the city wall and its eight gates, he makes no reference to it. And just as at Zincirli the &t;hilani&t; were sometimes grouped around a central court in Sennacherib's palace at Nineveh we see three adjacent and almost identical suites organized about a court in the southwest quadrant. The impact of Assyria upon North Syria was not strongly felt until the reign of Shalmaneser III. With the reign of Tiglath-pileser III, we return to more solid evidence, and the time which might be characterized as the period of maximum interaction between the two regions.

Keywords: Assyrian Empire; Neo-Hittite citadels; North Syria; Sennacherib's palace; Shalmaneser III; Tiglath-pileser III; Zincirli



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