King Tiglath-pileser III holds a bow

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 August 2014

This was part of a larger wall relief which depicts a siege scene. The Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III is armed with a bow. Next to him, an Assyrian warrior wears a classical pointed Assyrian helmet and holds a dagger. Alabaster, from Nimrud (ancient Kalhu; Biblical Calah), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. 745-727 BCE. The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).



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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