Did you know that the Assyrians were the first people to use iron in their weapons? Did you know that they invented cavalry? Assyria was a civilization in northern Mesopotamia that had a very powerful army and had many technological breakthroughs with things like weapons. Assyria depended a lot on their army to expand and get goods from other places and without their army they might not have survived as long with as much as they fight in wars. The Assyrian army was important because they invented many weapons, many styles of army and set the tone for other armies.