The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 2nd register

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published on 01 April 2014

The Assyrian king Shalmaneser III beneath a parasol, accepts the tribute from Iaua from the house of Humri in 841 BCE. This is king Jehu of Israel, who appears in the Bible (2 Kings 9-10). From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era, 827 BCE, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. (The British Museum).


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