Capture of the Elamite city of Din-Sharri

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published on 28 August 2014

This alabaster bas relief was part of a large wall relief that depicts the military campaign of Ashurbanipal against the Elamite city of Din-sharri. The relief shows an Assyrian soldier leading a captured woman and a cow away, as part of the deportation of people. Only a small part of the woman's body has been preserved. Neo-Assyrian period, 7th century BCE. From the North palace of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (modern Mosul, Ninawa Governorate), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Pergamon of Museum, Berlin).


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