Assyria

geographical name As·syr·ia \ ə-ˈsir-ē-ə \
variants: or biblical Assur play \ä-ˈsu̇r, ˈä-ˌsu̇r\ or Ashur play \ˈä-ˌshu̇r\

Definition of Assyria

ancient empire of western Asia extending along the middle course of the Tigris River and over foothills to the east; early capital Calah, later capital Nineveh


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