Tiglath-pileser III, Submission of Enemy

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published on 31 March 2014

An alabaster bas-relief depicting the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III stands over a captured enemy. The cuneiform inscription describes an Assyrian campaign in Iran 744 BCE. From the central palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), reused and moved in the south-west palace, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. Neo-Assyrian era, 728 BCE. (The British Museum, London)


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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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