Tukulti-Ninurta I, King of Assyria

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Tukulti-Ninurta I, King of Assyria

Death: -1196
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Son of Shalmaneser I, King of Assyria
Husband of NN
Father of Enlil-kudurri-usur, King of Assyria and Ashur-nadin-apli, King of Assyria
Brother of Qibi-Aššur

Occupation: King of Assyria
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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Tukulti-Ninurta IFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search Mace with the name of Tukulti-Ninurta I, Louvre MuseumTukulti-Ninurta I (meaning: "my trust is in [the warrior god] Ninurta"; reigned 1243–1207 BC) was a king of Assyria.

He succeeded Shalmaneser I, his father, as king and won a major victory against the Hittites at the Battle of Nihriya in the first half of his reign. Tukulti-Ninurta I later defeated Kashtiliash IV, the Kassite king and captured the rival city of Babylon to ensure full Assyrian supremacy over Mesopotamia. Kashtiliash IV was captured and deported to Assyria. After a rebellion in Babylon, he plundered Babylon's temples, and later began to build a new city, Kar-Tukulti-Ninurta. However, his sons rebelled against him and besieged him in his new city. During the siege, he was murdered. One of them, Ashur-nadin-apli, would succeed him on the throne.

After his death, the Assyrian Empire fell into decline. The Tukulti-Ninurta Epic describes the war between Tukulti-Ninurta I and Kashtiliash IV.[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tukulti-Ninurta_I