Statue of Shalmaneser III from Nimrud

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 08 April 2019
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This statue represents Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-824 BCE) and was found by a peasant accidentally in the early spring of 1956. It was badly fragmented at the south-east corner of Nimrud city wall, at the foot of the acropolis. The statue's cuneiform inscriptions mention the king's 21st and 22nd military campaigns. It was vandalized and damaged somewhere between April 10 to 12, 2003, after the fall of Saddam regime. It dates back to the reign of Shalmaneser III and it is on display in the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq. N.B. The description beside the statue belongs to another statue, not to this one.

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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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