Sling stones from Lachish

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published on 19 July 2014

These sling stones were excavated at the main gate of the city of Lachish. The Assyrian soldiers attacked the city wall towers with these sling stones, a scene which has been depicted on some wall reliefs in Sennacherib's South-West palace at Nineveh. (The British Museum 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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