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    The third king of the Sargonid dynasty, Esarhaddon is most famous for his conquest of Egypt in 671 BC, [5] which made his empire the largest the world had ever seen, and for his reconstruction of Babylon, which had been destroyed by his father.

    • Ascent to The Throne
    • Reign & Restoration of Babylon
    • Military Campaigns
    • The Egyptian Campaigns & Death

    Sennacherib had over eleven sons with his various wives and chose as heir his favorite, Ashur-nadin-shumi, the eldest of those born of his queen Tashmetu-sharrat (d.c. 684/681 BCE). Esarhaddon, born in 713 BCE, was the son of Zakutu, one of Sennacherib's secondary wives. Sennacherib appointed Ashur-nadin-shumi to rule over Babylon and, while fulfil...

    Among his first decrees was the restoration of Babylon. In his inscription he writes: Esarhaddon carefully distanced himself from his father's reign and, especially, from the destruction of Babylon. Even though he identifies himself as the son of Sennacherib and grandson of Sargon II in other inscriptions, in order to make clear that he is the legi...

    With Babylon restored, Esarhaddon set about expanding and improving upon his empire. The Cimmerians, a nomadic tribe of the north, were threatening his western borders, and the Kingdom of Urartu, which his grandfather had defeated in 714 BCE, had risen again in the north. His two brothers, who had killed their father, were still there under the pro...

    Having now secured his borders, Esarhaddon sought to expand them. Egypt had been a problem for the Assyrians in his father's reign and was still encouraging dissent and revolt in the Assyrian Empire. In 673 BCE Esarhaddon launched his first military campaign against Egypt and, thinking to storm Egypt in one furious push, marched his army at great s...

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  2. Esarhaddon was the king of Assyria from 680–669 bc, a descendant of Sargon II. He is best known for his conquest of Egypt in 671. Although he was a younger son, Esarhaddon had already been proclaimed successor to the throne by his father, Sennacherib, who had appointed him governor of Babylon some.

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  3. As one of the most influential Assyrian kings, Esarhaddon's rule was marked by significant events that shaped the Ancient Near East. From the restoration of Babylon and the gra ...more. Dive...

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    The third king of the Sargonid dynasty, Esarhaddon is most famous for his conquest of Egypt in 671 BC, which made his empire the largest the world had ever seen, and for his reconstruction of Babylon, which had been destroyed by his father.

  6. ESARHADDON (Akk. Aššur-ah ( a) -iddina, "Ashur has given me a brother" (for the other siblings); Heb. אֵסַר־חַדּוֹן), king of Assyria from 680 to 669 b.c.e., third ruler of the Sargonid dynasty.

  7. Sep 25, 2017 · The cuneiform inscription on this hexagonal clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (reigned 680-669 BCE). Later on, the upper aspect was used a candle-holder by the owner. Neo-Assyrian Period, 7th century BCE. Probably from Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London) Remove Ads.

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