A detail of Statue of Shalmaneser III


published on 01 April 2014

Statue of the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III, son of Ashurnasirpal II, grandson of Tikulti-Ninurta. The inscriptions on the statue give a brief account of the king's genealogical titles and characteristics.

Basalt, from Assur, neo-Assyrian period, reign of Shalmaneser III, 858-824 BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museum).

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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 artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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