Assyria is established in Northern Mesopotamia
Assyria Is taken over in about 612 B.C.E.
The cities of Ashur, Arbel and Nineveh are thriving.
Sargon of Akkad rises to power, establishing the first Assyrian kingdom in South Mesopotamia.
Assyrian merchant colonies in Cappadocia are well established by this time. From the Assyrian clay tablets found at these sites, trade with the city of Ashur in tin and textiles was the main business.
The great code of Hammurabi is produced in Babylon.