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Ashurbanipal pronounced ( Ashur-bani-bal); Akkadian: Aššur-bāni-apli; Aramaic: "ܐܵܫܘܿܪ ܒܵܢܝܼ ܐܵܦܠܝܼ"‎; "Ashur is creator of an heir";[1] 685 BC – c. 627 BC),[2] also spelled Assurbanipal or Ashshurbanipal, was an Assyrian king, the son of Esarhaddon and the last strong king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (668 BC – c. 627 BC).[2] He is famed for amassing a significant collection of cuneiform documents for his royal palace at Nineveh.[3] This collection, known as the Library of Ashurbanipal, is now housed at the British Museum. -Wikipedia

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