To these primitive Chasdim were undoubtedly due the creation legends collected by the scribes of Assurbanipal.
The so-called Archive of Assurbanipal in chambers 40 and 41 on Layard's plan.
Assurbanipal strengthened the substructure, and restored them from the foundations to the pinnacles.
Assurbanipal boasts that he pursued Urdamane as far as the land of Cush.
"The princes and viceroys whom I had placed over Egypt, came before my face and kissed my feet," so Assurbanipal tells us.
Egypt was quelled by the army of Esarhaddon, and to Assurbanipal submitted in vassalage the nations of the Mediterranean coast.
Esarhaddon reigned only eight years, till 668, and then resigned in favour of his son Assurbanipal.
In his last years Esarhaddon had raised his son Assurbanipal to be co-regent with himself.
It will be seen further on that Assurbanipal after this time was engaged in the East.
It appears that Assurbanipal attempted to give other supports than mere force of arms to his rule over the distant Egypt.