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King Tiglath-pileser III holds a bow
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King Tiglath-pileser III holds a bow

This was part of a larger wall relief which depicts a siege scene. The Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III is armed with a bow. Next to him, an Assyrian warrior wears a classical pointed Assyrian helmet and holds a dagger. Alabaster, from Nimrud...
Statue of Yerah' Azar
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Statue of Yerah' Azar

The inscriptions of this limestone statue mention that the statue belongs to Yerah'Azar, son of Zakir, son of Sanipu. Sanipu is known to have submitted to the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III in the year 733 BCE. The eyes were originally...
King Tiglath-pileser III in a Ceremony
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King Tiglath-pileser III in a Ceremony

The Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE) wears a ceremonial robe and holding a bow, once facing 2 high officials (no longer preserved but recorded in a drawing). Behind him, stands a beardless attendant holding a spear...
Captured Camels from Arab Enemies of Tiglath-pileser III
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Captured Camels from Arab Enemies of Tiglath-pileser III

The woman on the left and the herd of camels behind her are part of a procession of prisoners and booty captured during one of the military campaigns of Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE) against Arab enemies. Assyrian, about 728 BCE...
Captured Flocks from Arab Enemies of Tiglath-pileser III
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Captured Flocks from Arab Enemies of Tiglath-pileser III

Sheep and goats, captured in a campaign against the Arabs are driven back to the Assyrian camp. This scene decorated the palace of King Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE. Assyrian, about 728 BCE. From the Central Palace at Nimrud (ancient...
Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief
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Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief

This scene, with a fleeing enemy horseman turning to appeal to his Assyrian pursuers, is both a realistic battlefield event and a symbolic humiliation of a defeated enemy. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser III, about 728 BCE. From the Central...
Assyrian Winged-bull Head
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Assyrian Winged-bull Head

This fragment of a human-headed winged-bull, from Tiglath-pileser III's palace, is carved in low-relief like a wall panel. There is a marked contrast with the colossal figures in very high relief, of both earlier and later periods. Assyrian...
Assyrian Deportation of People from Southern Iraq
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Assyrian Deportation of People from Southern Iraq

This is one of a series of panels that showed Tiglath-pileser III's military campaigns in southern Iraq. On the left is a captured town, with a siege engine beside the gate. In the center, Assyrian clerks with tablet and scroll record details...
Assyrian Military Campaign Against Syria
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Assyrian Military Campaign Against Syria

This wall panel, one of a series, shows 2 disconnected scenes. Above, Tiglath-pileser III's army is attacking a town, perhaps in Syria. Below, Assyrian soldiers carry "gods" captured from a defeated enemy. The writing in the middle describes...
Door Slab from the Central Palace, Nimrud
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Door Slab from the Central Palace, Nimrud

These cuneifrom inscriptions describe some of the military campaigns of the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III (reigned 744-727 BCE) and were probably first placed in a doorway of the Central Palace built by this King at Nimrud. Assyrian...