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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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm 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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