History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria (1903) (14740543886)
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Title: History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria
Year: 1903 (1900s)
Authors: Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916 Sayce, A. H. (Archibald Henry), 1845-1933 McClure, M. L., d. 1918
Subjects: Civilization, Ancient History, Ancient
Publisher: London : Grolier Society
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
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THE LAST ARROW OF TIDMMAN AND HIS SON. his knee. He felt that all was over, and desiring at allevents to be revenged, he pointed out the deserter princeto his companion, crying indignantly, Let fly at him.The arrow missed its mark, and a flight of hostile dartsstretched the young man on the ground: the traitorTammaritu dealt the son his death-blow with his mace,while an Assyrian decapitated the father. The corpseswere left on the field, but the head of the king, after being 1 Drawn by Boudier, from a photograph taken in the British Museum. TIUMMAN AND HIS SON 211 taken to the general in command, was carried through thecamp on one of the chariots captured during the action,and was eventually sent to the palace of Arbela by thehand of a well-mounted courier. The day concluded with ^E^^igSr
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DEATH OF TIUMMANT AND HIS SON. the making of an inventory of the spoil, and by an enumera-tion of the heads of the slain : prisoners from the rank andfile were beaten to death according to custom, and severalof the principal officers had their tongues torn out or wereflayed alive. The news of the disaster was brought to Susatowards evening by the fugitives, and produced a revolutionin the city. The partisans of the exiled princes, seizing 1 Drawn by Boudier, from a photograph taken in the British Museum. 212 THE POWER OF ASSYRIA AT ITS ZENITH the adherents of Tiumman, put them in chains, anddelivered them up to the conqueror. The shatteredremnants of the army rallied round them, and a throng ofmen and women in festal garb issued forth along the banksof the Ulal to meet the Assyrians. The priests and sacredsingers marched to the sound of music, marking therhythm with their feet, and filling the air with the noise oftheir harps and double flutes, while behind them came achoir of childre
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Ancient Egypt, civilization in northeastern Africa that dates from the 4th millennium BCE. Its many achievements, preserved in its art and monuments, hold a fascination that continues to grow as archaeological finds expose its secrets. This article focuses on Egypt from its prehistory through its unification under Menes (Narmer) in the 3rd millennium BCE—sometimes used as a reference point for Egypt’s origin—and up to the Islamic conquest in the 7th century CE.