World History : Iron Age Empires

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Example Question #17 : World History

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, last of the Assyrian Empires in the Fertile Crescent, rose to power in 911 BC from its base in which region?

Possible Answers:

Egypt

Anatolia

Judah

Phoenicia

Mesopotamia

Correct answer:

Mesopotamia

Explanation:

Based in Nineveh, modern northern Iraq, the Assyrians would go on to conquer Egypt, the southwestern Anatolian peninsula , Cyprus, Mesopotamia, western Persia, and most of the eastern Mediterranean. The Neo-Assyrian Empire descended from the Old and Middle Assyrian Empires. The state would collapse around 612 BC, 15 years after the death of popular yet brutal ruler Ashurbanipal.

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