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
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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