Assyria

[ uh-seer-ee-uh ]
/ əˈsɪər i ə /

noun

an ancient empire in SW Asia: greatest extent from about 750 to 612 b.c. Capital: Nineveh.

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Assyria
/ (əˈsɪrɪə) /

noun

an ancient kingdom of N Mesopotamia: it established an empire that stretched from Egypt to the Persian Gulf, reaching its greatest extent between 721 and 633 bc . Its chief cities were Assur and Nineveh
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