As the Assyrian Empire declined, a new power began to fill the vacuum: the Chaldeans, also known as the Neo-Babylonians to distinguish them from the earlier Babylonian Empire. First they conquered Nineveh and defeated the remaining Assyrian forces in 612 BCE. Later, they defeated the Egyptians in 605 BCE.
They did not spare the Jews and attacked Jerusalem in 597 BCE, later destroying the Temple in 587 and deporting large numbers of the Judean nobility back to their capital.
|Chaldean Rulers (Neo-Babylon)|
|all dates aproximate, BCE|
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