The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 4th register

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published on 01 April 2014

Lions and a stag from Marduk-apla-usur the Suhean, probably for the Royal hunting park. Suhi is an area on the middle Euphrates, between modern Syria and Iraq. 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)
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