Sargon II and Sennacherib

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 October 2014
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In this gypsum wall relief, the Assyrian king Sargon II, who holds a long staff, greets a high official (who still holds a sword at his side), in very close proximity, almost touching him. This official is probably his son, Sennacherib, the crown prince. From the palace of Sargon II at the city of Khorsabad (ancient Dur-Sharrukin), northern Mesopotamia. Iraq. Neo-Assyrian period, 710-705 BCE. (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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Amin, Osama S. M. "Sargon II and Sennacherib." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2014.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Sargon II and Sennacherib." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2014. Web. 27 Nov 2020.

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