However, the spread of influence that Assyria had passed on to neighboring countries, was already accomplished.
Today, there is little information known about Assyrian life. The information that has recently been gathered is based on the clues from the architecture and works of art created by that culture. The bits and pieces of information in each piece were slowly put together over a long period of time. Discovering the history of Assyria was a difficult task that has not been and probably never will be completed. As much as the art of the culture was helpful there is simply not enough for a good sense of their culture. Excavations and research should have been helpful in constructing a history of the empire, however the lack of experience and modern techniques on the part of earlier researchers has caused previous assumptions to be invalidated. The research was thrown out because of the inaccuracy of the studies. There were inaccuracies such as mistakes of dates and a great deal of research that was based on opinion rather than fact. All the new studies of the culture have been done using the art as a way of understanding the history of