Stele of the Assyrian King Adad-Nirari III

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published on 08 April 2014

The stele was erected by one of the king’s local governors, Nergal-Eres, at Saba. The stele’s inscriptions report on the King’s victorious campaign against Palashtu (Palestine) and features the Assyrian King Adad-Nirai III praying in front of God symbols. Basalt, found in Saba, neo-Assyrian era, 810-783 BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museum/Ancient Orient Museum)


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