Fall of Assur
The Fall of Assur occurred when the first city and old capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire fell to a combined Median-Babylonian alliance. The sack of the city that followed utterly destroyed the city; ...
Battle of Hysiae
The term Battle of Hysiae refers to two battles at the ancient location of Hysiae, located to the southwest of Argos and east of Tegea. The first battle took place in 669/8 BC, another in 417 BC. Both...
Battle of Ulai
The Battle of the Ulai River (called in modern times the Kerkha or Karkheh River), also known as the Battle of Til-Tuba, in c. 653 BCE, was a battle between the invading Assyrians, under their king As...
Fall of Harran
The Fall of Harran refers to the Babylonian siege and capture of the Assyrian city of Harran in 608 BC.
The Assyrians, from the year 639 BCE, had been suffering from a decline in their power, culm...
Second Messenian War
The Second Messenian War was a war between the Ancient Greek states of Messenia and Sparta. It started around 40 years after the end of the First Messenian War with the uprising of a slave rebellion. ...
Battle of Megiddo (609 BC)
This Battle of Megiddo is recorded as having taken place in 609 BC with Necho II of Egypt leading his army to Carchemish to fight with his allies the Assyrians against the Babylonians at Carchemish in...
Battle of Megiddo (609 BC) - Wikipedia
Battle of Carchemish
The Battle of Carchemish was fought about 605 BC between the allied armies of Egypt and former Assyria against Babylonia.
When the Assyrian capital Nineveh was overrun by the Babylonians in 612 BC...
Battle of Arrapha
Battle of Arrapha took place in 616 BC between the Assyrian forces and the Babylonians.Babylonian king Nabopolassar succeeded by driving the Assyrians back to the Little Zab, in doing so capturing man...
Battle of Arrapha - Wikipedia
Fall of Ashdod
The Fall of Ashdod refers to the successful Egyptian assault on the city of Ashdod in Palestine in c. 635 BC. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, pharaoh Psamtik I, besieged Ashdod for 29 year...
Battle of Chengpu
The Battle of Chengpu (simplified Chinese: 城濮之战; traditional Chinese: 城濮之戰) took place in 632 BC between the State of Jin and the State of Chu and its allies during the Spring and Autumn Perio...
Lelantine War
The Lelantine War is the modern name for a military conflict between the two ancient Greek city states Chalcis and Eretria in Euboea which took place in the early Archaic period, between c. 710 and 65...
Lelantine War - Wikipedia
First Messenian War
The First Messenian War was a war between Messenia and Sparta. It began in 743 BC and ended in 724 BC, according to the dates given by Pausanias. The war continued the rivalry between the Achaeans and...
First Messenian War - Wikipedia
Battle of Nineveh (612 BC)
The Battle of Nineveh is conventionally dated between 613 to 611 BC, with 612 BC being the most supported date. An allied army composed of Medes and Persians, rebelling Chaldeans and Babylonians, toge...
Siege of Babylon
The Siege of Babylon took place after Sennacherib's victory over the Elamites at the Battle of River Diyala. Although the Assyrians had suffered heavy casualties at the river, they had beaten the Elam...
Battle of Diyala River
The Battle of Diyala River took place in 693 BC between the forces of the Assyrian empire and the Elamites of southern Iran.
From the 9th century BC onwards, the Assyrians had been expanding their...
Battle of Susa
The Battle of Susa was a battle involving Assyrians and Elamites. The Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, had grown tired of the Elamites' attacks on the Mesopotamians, and he decided to destroy Susa as punis...
Battle of Susa - Wikipedia
Battle of Halule
The Battle of Halule took place in 691 BC between the Assyrian empire and the rebelling forces of the Babylonians, Chaldeans, Persians, Medes, Elamites and Aramaic tribes.
During the reign of King...
Battle of Halule - Wikipedia
Battle of Deres
The Battle of Deres was a fight between the Spartans and the Messenians which occurred c. 640 BC. It was the first major military engagement of the Second Messenian War. The Spartans and Messenians di...
Battle of the Great Foss
The Battle of the Great Foss occurred in 682 BC during the Second Messenian War (685 BC - 668 BC). The word 'foss' indicates a trench. According to ancient historian Pausanias the outcome of the battl...