Relief of King Ashurnasirpal II

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Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Wally Gobetz
published on 26 September 2014
Relief of King Ashurnasirpal II

Relief of King Ashurnasirpal II from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Kalhu (modern Nimrud, Iraq), c. 883–859 BCE. Brooklyn Museum, New York

The text is in cuneiform script and in the Akkadian language. The text (known as the Standard Inscription) traces Ashurnasirpal II's lineage, tells of his military victories, how he founded Kalhu, built the palaces there, and defines the boundaries of his empire.

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Gobetz, W. (2014, September 26). Relief of King Ashurnasirpal II. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3084/

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Gobetz, Wally. "Relief of King Ashurnasirpal II." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 26, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3084/.

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Gobetz, Wally. "Relief of King Ashurnasirpal II." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Sep 2014. Web. 19 Aug 2019.

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