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Ashurbanipal

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Ashurbanipal, or Assurbanipal (d. 626? B.C.), last of the great kings of Assyria, ruled 669–633 B.C. over an empire that included Babylonia, Syria, and Palestine. Though troubled by numerous revolts, his reign was prosperous. He established the library of cuneiform tablets in Nineveh, discovered in the 1840s.

See also: Babylonia and Assyria.

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