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§Eastern Europe

§Lydia (Modern Turkey)

Candaules (Κανδαύλης), also known as Myrsilos is the king.

§Middle East


Sargon II started to rule. He built a new capital at Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad). He ruled until 705 BCE.


A situation of civil conflict and closed borders lasted until the attack by the Assyrian invaders from the north, who first conquered the Tribes of Gad, Reuven and half the Tribe of Menashe. They then conquered the other Northern Tribes and exiled them to the north and east.

Israel fell to the Assyrians in 721 BCE and was taken into captivity. (Biblical reference: 2 Kings 17:3-6) Sargon, king of Assyria, takes Samaria and moves large numbers of Israelites to Media and Mesopotamia: the northern kingdom of Israel never recovers.


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