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what king made the assyrian empire the largest empire the world had yet seen?



what countries did the assyrian king ashurbanipal conquer?

egypt, canaan, babylon, etc.


what did ashurbanipal like to do for fun?

he hunted lions with bows and arrows


what kind of shields did the assyrians use?

basket shields tied together with leather strips


how did the assyrian soldiers break through the walls of the cities they invaded?

they built ramps out of dirt, and pushed wooden towers on wheels up the ramps


did the people in the assyrian empire like their king?

no...they hated him for his cruelty


tell me about the return of the assyrian empire

the assyrian king ashurbanipal conquered all the cities and countries around him to create the largest empire the world had seen to that time. he was a cruel leader, hated by his people.