In 722 BC, the Assyrians conquered Israel. The Assyrians were aggressive and effective; the history of their dominance over the Middle East is a history of.
Nearly 20 years later, about 722 BC, the capital city, Samaria, was overtaken by the Assyrians under Shalmaneser V. After first forcing tribute payments.
722 BC —Northern Kingdom of Israel is conquered by Assyrian king Sargon II. 721 BC—The 722 BC —Sargon succeeds Shalmaneser V as king of Assyria.