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Assyrian Expansion and Control: The Establishment of Colonies in Cappadocia

Assyria controlled a vast territory that stretched from Mesopotamia to Egypt and included parts of modern-day Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Israel. As part of their expansionist policies, the Assyrians established colonies in various regions, including Cappadocia. This was around 7th-8th centuries BC. Cappadocia is a unique region characterized by its unique geological formations, such…

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