Sidon was treated as Babylon; it was utterly destroyed, the immense booty
transported to Assyria, and a new city built near the site, called Kar
Esarhaddon, in the erection of which the vassal kings of the west gave
In the list of these kings appears Baal of Tyre, who, either at this
time or in Sennacherib's reign, had yielded to Assyria.
The same kings, together with the kings of Cyprus who renewed their allegiance on Sidon's
downfall,and contributed materials for the building of Esarhaddon's palace in Nineveh.
The list is instructive, as showing the states which at this date (about 674 B.C.)
retained their autonomy in vassalage to Assyria.
|Ba'al of Tyre,|
|Manasseh of Judah,|
|Qaushgabri of Edom,|
|Mucuri of Moab,|
|Cil-Bel of Gaza,|
|Metinti of Askelon,|
|Ikausu of Ekron,|
|Milkiashapa of Byblos,|
|Matanbaal of Arvad,|
|Abibaal of Samsimuruna,|
|Buduil of Ammon,|
|Ahimilki ofAshdod, |
Twelve kings of the seacoast;
|Ekishtura of Edial,|
|Pilagura of Kitrusi,|
|Kisu of Sillua,|
|Ituandar of Paphos,|
|Eresu of Sillu,|
|Damasu of Kuri,|
|Atmesu of Tamesu,|
|Damusi of Qartihadashti,|
|Unasagusu of Sidir,|
Ten kings of Cyprus in the midst of the sea, in all twenty-two kingsof Khatti
(Cyl. B, Col. v. 13-26; ABL, p. 86).