The Assyrian dynasty founded by Sargon II in 721 B.C., which also included his son Sennacherib, his grandson Esarhaddon, and Ashurbanipal.

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  • Sargonid dynasty —    The family line of rulers founded by the Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned ca. 721 705 b.c.) in about 721 b.c. It included his son, Sennacherib (ca. 704 681 b.c.); grandson Esarhaddon (ca. 680 669 b.c.), and great grandson Ashurbanipal (ca. 668 …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

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