Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 April 2019

This relief depicts a group of Assyrian archers attacking an enemy (not shown here). A soldier holding a large and long shield stands before them in order to protect the archers. This alabaster bas-relief is the lower register of two; the upper one is very damaged and shows an Assyrian war chariot (not shown here). From the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. On display at Room X of the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.


About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, April 08). Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10389/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 08, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10389/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Apr 2019. Web. 19 Apr 2019.

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