chapter  IV
ASSYRIANS AND HURRIANS IN THE ZAGROS
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Th e expansion of Assyria to the west is well documented. The texts of Assyrian royal annals and of rock-inscriptions in areas of Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and the Lebanon, provide incon­ testable evidence for it. Excavations at Mari, Shaghir Bazar, Til Barsib on the upper Euphrates, Carchemish, Alalah, Ugarit, Hama, and numerous other ancient city sites along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean have confirmed the statements in the texts.