Ashurbanipal
also Assurbanipal or Asurbanipal biographical name king of Assyria (668-627 B.C.)

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  • Ashurbanipal — King of Assyria Ashurbanipal on a chariot during a royal lion hunt. Reign 668 – c. 627 BC Akkadian …   Wikipedia

  • Ashurbanipal — [ä΄shoor bän′i päl΄] died 626? B.C.; king of Assyria (668? 626?) …   English World dictionary

  • Ashurbanipal — /ah shoor bah nee pahl /, n. died 626? B.C., king of Assyria 668? 626? B.C. Also, Assurbanipal. * * * flourished 7th century BC Last great Assyrian king (r. 668–627 BC). He was appointed crown prince of Assyria in 672 BC; his half brother was… …   Universalium

  • ASHURBANIPAL — (ASHUR BAN APLI in assyrian; reigned 668–627? B.C.)    King of Assyria, son and successor of Esarhaddon. Despite rich and diverse historical sources, it is impossible to establish a generally acceptable chronology of Ashurbanipal’s reign. In… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Ashurbanipal — (reigned ca. 668 627 b.c.)    The last powerful and important king of Assyria. Ashurbanipal succeeded his father, Esarhaddon, on the Assyrian throne. After Esarhaddon died while campaigning in Egypt, the new king proceeded to consolidate Assyria… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Ashurbanipal — King of Assyria. 669 627 BC.     Esarhaddon, king of *Assyria (681 669 BC), pursued the policy of his father *Sennacherib, expanding and subjugating peoples even more vigorously. When *Esarhaddon became ill and died at Harran, his successor… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Ashurbanipal — A•shur•ba•ni•pal [[t]ˌɑ ʃʊərˈbɑ niˌpɑl[/t]] also Assurbanipal n. anh big died 626? b.c., king of Assyria 668?–626? b.c …   From formal English to slang

  • Ashurbanipal — /æʃʊəˈbanəpæl/ (say ashoouh bahnuhpal) noun died 626? BC, king of Assyria 668?–626?; collected an enormous library of cuneiform literature at Nineveh. Greek name, Sardanapalus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Ashurbanipal — noun king of Assyria who built a magnificent palace and library at Nineveh (668 627 BC) • Syn: ↑Assurbanipal, ↑Asurbanipal • Instance Hypernyms: ↑king, ↑male monarch, ↑Rex …   Useful english dictionary

  • Library of Ashurbanipal — Infobox Library library name = Library of Ashurbanipal library caption = location = Nineveh, capital of Assyria coordinates = established = 7th century BC num branches = collection size = over 20,000 cuneiform tablets… …   Wikipedia

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