Battle of Arrapha

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Battle of Arrapha took place in 616 BC between the Assyrian forces and the Babylonians.[1] Babylonian king Nabopolassar succeeded by driving the Assyrians back to the Little Zab, in doing so capturing many Assyrian prisoners, horses, and chariots.[2] The next year, Cyaxares, king of the Medes, defeated the Assyrians and conquered Arrapha.[3]


  1. ^ Reallexikon der Assyriologie, By Bruno Meissner, Erich Ebeling, Ernst Weidner, Wolfram von Soden, Dietz Otto Edzard. Page 14 [1]
  2. ^ The Ancient Near East: C.3000-330 B.C., By Amélie Kuhrt, page 544
  3. ^ A Companion to Assyria : page 192

Coordinates: 35°28′0″N 44°19′0″E / 35.46667°N 44.31667°E / 35.46667; 44.31667