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Nabopolassar (Akkadian:Nabû-apal-usur) was the first king (626-605 BC) of the Neo-Babylonian Empire. Akkadian (lišānum akkadÄ«tum) was a Semitic language (part of the greater Afro-Asiatic language family) spoken in ancient Mesopotamia, particularly by the Assyrians and Babylonians. ... Babylonia was an ancient state in Iraq), combining the territories of Sumer and Akkad. ...


He rose into revolt against the Assyrian Empire (which had ruled Babylon for the previous 200 years) in 626 BC, after the last really powerful Assyrian king, Assur-bani-pal, died in 627 BC. This article concerns the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom. ... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 670s BC 660s BC 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC - 620s BC - 610s BC 600s BC 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC Events and Trends 627 BC - Death of Assurbanipal, king of Assyria; he is succeeded by Assur_etel_ilani (approximate... Assurbanipal in a relief from the north palace at Nineveh There were several Assyrian kings named Assur-bani-pal, also spelled Asurbanipal, Assurbanipal (most commonly), Ashurbanipal and Ashshurbanipal, but the best known was Assurbanipal IV.  Ashurbanipal, or Assurbanipal, (reigned 668 - 627 BCE), the son of Esarhaddon and Naqia-Zakutu... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 670s BC 660s BC 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC - 620s BC - 610s BC 600s BC 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC Events and Trends 627 BC - Death of Assurbanipal, king of Assyria; he is succeeded by Assur_etel_ilani (approximate...


The weakened Assyrians couldn't resist his power and that of the Medes, who combined to sack the Assyrian capital of Nineveh in 612 BC. Nabopolassar was left in control of Nineveh and destroyed the remnants of the Assyrian Empire in 609 BC. The Medes(ancient Kurdistan) were an Iranian people, who lived in the north, western, and northwestern portions of present-day Iran, and roughly the areas of present day Tehran, Hamedan, Azarbaijan, north of Esfahan, Zanjan, and Kurdistan. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 660s BC 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC - 610s BC - 600s BC 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC Events and Trends 619 BC - Alyattes becomes king of Lydia 619 BC _ Death of Zhou xiang... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC 610s BC - 600s BC - 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC 550s BC Events and Trends Fall of the Assyrian Empire and Rise of Babylon 609 BC _ King Josiah...


Nabopolassar waged war against Egypt from 610 BC until 605 BC. In 605 BC his son Nebuchadrezzar won the Battle of Carchemish shortly before Nabopolassar died. Nebuchadrezzar succeeded him to the throne of Babylon. Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 660s BC 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC - 610s BC - 600s BC 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC Events and Trends 619 BC - Alyattes becomes king of Lydia 619 BC _ Death of Zhou xiang... Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 650s BC 640s BC 630s BC 620s BC 610s BC - 600s BC - 590s BC 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC 550s BC Events and Trends Fall of the Assyrian Empire and Rise of Babylon 609 BC _ King Josiah... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Combatants Egypt Assyria Babylonia Commanders Necho II Nebuchadrezzar II Strength Casualties {{{notes}}} The Battle of Carchemish was fought between the Egyptian army and the Babylonian army. ...


External links

  • ABC 2: Chronicle Concerning the Early Years of Nabopolassar
  • ABC 3: Chronicle Concerning the Fall of Nineveh
  • ABC 4: Chronicle Concerning the Late Years of Nabopolassar
  • Nabopolassar Cylinder
Preceded by:
Kandalanu
(possibly Ashurbanipal of Assyria, or else a viceroy)
King of Babylon
626–605 BC
Succeeded by:
Nebuchadrezzar II

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Nabopolassar - definition of Nabopolassar in Encyclopedia (149 words)
Nabopolassar was the first king of the Chaldean Empire, better known as Babylon (625 BC-605 BC).
Nabopolassar was left in control of Nineveh and destroyed the remnants of the Assyrian Empire in 609 BC.
Nabopolassar waged war against Egypt from 610 BC till 605 BC.
Assyria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3881 words)
The Scythians, Cimmerians and Medes immediately penetrated the borders, marauding as far as Egypt, while Babylonia again became independent; Ashurbanipal's successor, Ashur-etil-ilani, seems to have exercised little real power.
The Babylonian king Nabopolassar, along with Cyaxares the Mede, finally destroyed Nineveh in 612 BC, and Assyria fell.
A general called Ashur-uballit II, with military support from the Egyptian Pharaoh Necho II, held out as a remnant of Assyrian power at Harran until 609 BC, after which Assyria ceased to exist as an independent nation.
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