Tiglath Pileser: founder of the first Assyrian Empire



Tiglath Pileser I was the founder of what we call the first Assyrian empire. The kingdom and the army which Tukulti-ninib and the other early kings had made strong, Tiglath Pileser used as a basis for foreign conquests. About eleven hundred years before Christ he extended his sway over all Babylonia and most of Syria and Armenia. Hence all the wealth and splendor which for over a thousand years had been flowing into Babylon now began to flow instead toward the Assyrian cities; and of these Nineveh grew to be the most gorgeous.

In those rare seasons when Tiglath Pileser was not at war, hunting was his favorite amusement. We find inscribed on one of his records that he had killed over nine hundred lions.






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