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Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 - A series of pen and pencil sketches of the lives of more than 200 of the most prominent personages in History
With the death of Sardanapalus, the great monarch of Assyria, and the taking of Nineveh, the capital city, by the Medes, the kingdom of Assyria came to an end, and the vast domain was parcelled out among the conquerors. At the time of the catastrophe, the district of Babylonia, with its capital city Babylon, was ruled as a dependent satrapy of Assyria by Nabopolassar. Aided by the Medes, he now took possession of the province and established himself as an independent monarch, strengthening the alliance by a marriage between the Princess Amuhia, the daughter of the Median king, and his son Nebuchadnezzar. In the partition of Assyria, the region stretching from Egypt to the upper Euphrates, including Syria, Phnicia, and Palestine, had fallen to the share of Nabopolassar. But the tribes that peopled it were not disposed to accept the rule of the new claimant, and looked about for an ally to support them in their resistance. Such an ally they thought they had found in Egypt. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26421
Author: Horne, Charles F. (Charles Francis)
Release Date: Aug 27, 2008
Editor: Horne, Charles F. (Charles Francis), 1870-1942
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