By Zénaïde Alexeïevna Ragozin
This Elibron Classics publication is a facsimile reprint of a 1888 variation by way of T. Fisher Unwin, London.
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354. THE RISE OF ASSHUR. 15 Raman. The sacredness of the symbol is impressed on us even by the robes he wears on the sculptures, and which have as much a priestly as a royal character, since not only the embroigests on his breast reproduces the winged disk and sacred tree, but even accessory details of his costume are ornamented with symbolical designs of the same religious nature (see No. 4), which dery supply much of the decorations also of his dwell- ing, at least of the public therein. almost apartments It seem would that king was himself ranked with the the gods, as subject to Asshur alone, or at least held worthy to associate with them, if we judge ASSYRIAN CYLINDER SEAL.
C. C. 1700 14. 1662 is given as a probable date. But mere deliverance from the foreign yoke did not satisfy the Egyptians' ings of mortification. -for retaliation, and it long pent-up feel- They thirsted for revenge, was this passionate desire them from a peaceful, homea into race of eager, insatiable invadabiding people became alike possessed with ers. and people Kings "which transformed this aggressive spirit, and for several centuries lines of warrior-monarchs succeeded each other on the throne, among whom were some of the mightiest conquerors the world has seen.
Still, all things considered, the latter supposition appears the more probable one. The Semitic emigrants who retired to the distant northern settlement of Aus- har, possibly before the Elamitic conquerors, took their departure at a time when the mother country * See the " Story of Chaldea," p. 245. THE STORY OF ASSYRIA. 20 was too distracted by wars and th%, patriotic struggle against the hated foreigners to exercise much ^control or supervision over its borders and they ; have experienced as little of both as did their brethren of Ur, when they wandered forth into the The bond must have been steppes of Canaan.