Stele of Bel-harran-beli-usur, close-up

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published on 03 April 2014

Bel-harran-beli-usur was a high palace official (chamberlain) during the reign of the Assyrian kings Shalmaneser IV (782-773 BC) and Tigleth-Pileser III (744-727 BC). He built a city and a large temple to the west of Nineveh. The stele features Bel-harran-beli-usur prays in front of divine symbols and Gods. Marble, Tel Abda, Mesopotamia, 8th century BCE. (Istanbul Archeological 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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