Hamanu campaign on Ashurbanipal's wall relief


published on 28 August 2014

This small alabaster wall relief was part of a larger relief that represents the military campaign of the Assyrian king Ashurbanibal against the Elamite city of Hamanu. There is an Assyrian chariot with charioteer and archer, protected from enemy attacks by shield bearers. Neo-Assyrian period, 650 BCE. From Nineveh (modern Mosul, Ninawa Governorate), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).

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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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