Stele of King Sennacherib, a close-up view

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published on 03 April 2014

This stele was made of limestone and was found in Nineveh. On the relief, the Assyrian king Sennacherib prays in front of divine symbols and Gods. It records the king's achievements and expansion of his royal capital, Nineveh. Reign of Sennacherib, 705–681 BCE. From Nineveh, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. (Istanbul Archeological Museum, Turkey).


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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Board-certified consultant neurologist and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm is very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artefacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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