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1

what was the capital of the assyrian empire?

nineveh

2

what important institution was ashurbanipal the first to create?

the library at nineveh

3

what kinds of writings did ashurbanipal's library include?

the history of assyria, stories, prayers, information about astronomy, medicine and the law.

4

how is it that some of ashurbanipal's ancient library can still be read today?

the books were written on clay, and some have them have survived to this day.

5

tell me about the library of nineveh

the assyrian king ashurbanipal created the first library in his capital city, nineveh. the books were written on clay, and included stories, prayers, and books about history, science, medicine and law.