Naram-Sin Rock Relief, Sulaimaniya, Iraq

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published on 14 October 2013

A rock relief depicting the victory of the Akkadian king Naram Sin after defeating Lulubis, tribes who came from the Zagros mountains west of Iran. The relief was made on the surface of a mountain cliff, modern Qopi Qoshk, Qaradagh's mountains, Sulaimaniya, Iraq, about 1000 metres above sea level. The king stands on enemy corpses.


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin FRCP (Glasg)
A consultant neurologist and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia.

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