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Phoenician Bronze Bowl from Nimrud
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Phoenician Bronze Bowl from Nimrud

Over 150 bronze bowls were found in a palace at the city of Nimrud. These bowls were made in Phoenicia (modern-day Lebanese and Syrian coasts), and were brought to Nimrud as tribute or booty by one of the kings who campaigned in the west...
Tiglath-pileser III, Submission of Enemy
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Tiglath-pileser III, Submission of Enemy

An alabaster bas-relief depicting the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III stands over a captured enemy. The cuneiform inscription describes an Assyrian campaign in Iran 744 BCE. From the central palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), reused and...
Review of Arab Prisoners, Assyrian Relief
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Review of Arab Prisoners, Assyrian Relief

This is part of a series of reliefs showing Arab prisoners brought before the Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE). The hands of two women prisoners are visible on the extreme right. The prisoners are led by an Assyrian...
Deported people from the city of Astartu
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Deported people from the city of Astartu

This detail depicts the deportation of the inhabitants of the city of Astartu (in modern-day Jordan Kingdom). The deported people are holding their personal belongings and are led by an Assyrian solider. The city was captured by the Assyrian...
Assyrian Chariots
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Assyrian Chariots

This wall panel, one of a series, shows two disconnected scenes. Above is part of a battle. Below, the royal chariot waits behind Tiglath-pileser III, who was shown on a panel to the right. The writing in the middle deals with the Assyrian...
Assyrian Battle Scene
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Assyrian Battle Scene

An enemy horseman is ridden down by a pair of a armored cavalrymen in the Assyrian army. The hair style and shape of the beard suggests that these men are not Assyrians but foreign auxiliaries. A grim but authentic battlefield detail is the...
Babylonian City under Assyrian Siege
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Babylonian City under Assyrian Siege

Date palms indicate that the city, most of which was on an adjacent slab, was probably Babylonia. The Assyrians have built a siege ramp against the walls, which they attack with a battering ram. An enemy archer is being killed beside a palm...
Assyrian Warriors Relief
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Assyrian Warriors Relief

These 1-meter high basalt reliefs depict Assyrian warriors of different ranks in procession with a royal chariot led by the commander in chief of the Assyrian army. These reliefs were acquired and gathered during the years 1848, 1946, 1948...
Tiglath Pileser I
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Tiglath Pileser I

From a rock relief found in 1862 CE at Birleyn, also called "The Tigris Tunnel", in modern-day Turkey. Tiglath Pileser I is identified in the cuneiform inscription. British Museum, London
A Wall Relief from Tiglath-Pileser III's Palace
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A Wall Relief from Tiglath-Pileser III's Palace

A man holds a mace and a bow and a number of cows appear behind him. The name of the man is unknown. A fragment of a limestone wall relief from the palace of Tiglath-pileser III at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu; Biblical Calah). Neo-Assyrian era...