HOMO SAPIENS III (46)
Assyrian king Sargon II in 732-722 BC went to war against Israel. Captured and took away the "ten tribes" of Israel. They were scattered among other peoples and lost forever. Modern Israel continues to search for its once-lost brethren, from time to time calling certain peoples the lost tribes of the Jews and even resettling the latter to modern Israel. The southern kingdom of Judah also did not escape captivity. Assyrian king Nebuchadnezzar II from 598 BC to 592 BC, invaded Judea and took away the Jews into captivity. Sent the population of the conquered Judea to Babylon. The Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed. After 70 years, the Persian king Cyrus the Great conquered Babylonia and allowed numerous captive peoples to return to their homeland.