Slaughter of Urartians and Tribute from Gilzani

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 March 2019
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Slaughter of Urartians and Tribute from Gilzani

The upper register shows slaughter of Urartians with swords and bows while the lower register shows tribute of the men of Gilzani (rams, goats and horses). Shalmaneser III's military campaign in Armenia, c. 857 BCE. Detail, bronze band from the Balawat gates. Embossed. Original (not an electrotype copy). From Tell Balawat, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Reign of Shalmaneser III, 858-854 BCE. (The British Museum, London).
Source of the description of the band: King L. W. (1915) Bronze Reliefs from the Gates of Shalmaneser King of Assyria BC, 860-825. London.

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, March 04). Slaughter of Urartians and Tribute from Gilzani. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10156/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Slaughter of Urartians and Tribute from Gilzani." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Mar 2019. Web. 14 Aug 2020.

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