The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, upper register

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published on 01 April 2014

The Assyrian king Shalmaneser III, holding a bow, receives a tribute from Sua the Gilzanean. The king faces his field marshal and another official.From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era, 827 BCE, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. (The British Museum).


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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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