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Sargon II (reigned 721-705 B.C.) was a ruler of Assyria, also known as Sharrukin II or Sharru-kin II. His palace was located at Dur Sharrukin[?], now known as Khorsabad[?].

Under the rule of Sargon the Assyrians completed the defeat of the Kingdom of Israel, capturing Samaria after a siege of three years and dispersing the inhabitants. This became the basis of the legend of the Lost Ten Tribes.

See also: Sargon of Akkad



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