What did Assurbanipal do?
He was an Assyrian king. Nineveh, under his rule, also held one of the world’s largest libraries. King Ashurbanipal collected more than 20,000 clay tablets; it was the first library to have many of the features of a modern library. Ashurbanipal was one of the last might Assyrian kings. Assyrian power had spread itself too thin. Shortly after Ashurbanipal’s death, Nineveh fell.