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Ancient Assyrian Writing

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Which of the following is the best example of a traditional ancient Assyrian omen text?

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1. Who was the Assyrian king who built the first library of the ancient Near East?

2. Which of the following was NOT a function of royal annals?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on ancient Assyrian literature with this worksheet/quiz. Find out what you know about topics like an example of a traditional ancient Assyrian text and an Assyrian king who built the first Near East library.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • The functions of royal annals
  • Document sent from an Assyrian ruler to an Egyptian pharaoh
  • Language of ancient Assyrian writings

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on ancient Assyrian literature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ancient Assyrian texts and the language they were written in
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what royal annals were used for

Additional Learning

For more on the ancient culture, consider the lesson named Ancient Assyrian Writing. Use these study points as a guide:

  • What cuneiform is
  • Historical records of the royal annals
  • The prisms they were written on
  • Prism of Tigleth-pileser I
  • What was detailed in the Sennacherib's annals
  • How omens were used in ancient Assyrian writings and astrological texts
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