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Ancient Assyria (Subartu) History
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The continuous history of the geographical region (not the political state) of Assyria -- in the earliest period known as Subartu -- goes back at least to the period of the Halaf Culture of which it was the centre and probably the cradle .....
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Concerning Assyrian Kings
I (Ashurnasirpal II) built a pillar over against his city gate and I flayed all the chief men who had revolted and I covered the pillar with their skins; some I walled up within the pillar -- some I impaled upon the pillar on stakes -- others I bound to stakes round about the pillar; many within the border of my own land I flayed and I spread their skins upon the walls. I cut off the limbs of the royal officers who had rebelled. Ahiababa I took to Nineveh. I flayed him. I spread his skin upon the wall of Nineveh ......