Stele of Bel-harran-beli-usur, close-up


published on 03 April 2014

Bel-harran-beli-usur was a high palace official (chamberlain) during the reign of the Assyrian kings Shalmaneser IV (782-773 BC) and Tigleth-Pileser III (744-727 BC). He built a city and a large temple to the west of Nineveh. The stele features Bel-harran-beli-usur prays in front of divine symbols and Gods. Marble, Tel Abda, Mesopotamia, 8th century BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museum).

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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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