Destruction of Susa

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Zereshk
published on 26 April 2012

Ashurbanipal's campaign against Susa is triumphantly recorded in this relief showing the sack of Susa in 647 BC. Here, flames rise from the city as Assyrian soldiers topple it with pickaxes and crowbars and carry off the spoils.

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