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Write a one paragraph essay on how developments in technology influenced the rise and decline of the Assyrian Empire.
The Assyrians were the first to use iron in their weapon works. They used it in spears, swords, shields and armor. They had the most advanced weapons of their time, which meant they won more battles. When deep water blocked their passage, engineers would span the rivers with pontoons, or floating structures used to support a bridge. Before attacking, the Assyrians dug beneath the city’s walls to weaken them. They had a war chariots to transport equipment. They were very prepared and organized.