Deported people from the city of Astartu

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 August 2016

This detail depicts the deportation of the inhabitants of the city of Astartu (in modern-day Jordan Kingdom). The deported people are holding their personal belongings and are led by an Assyrian solider. The city was captured by the Assyrian army led by the king Tiglath-pilerser III (reigned 744-727 BCE), as the cuneiform inscription states. The relief once decorated the Central Palace at Niumrud and then was later re-used. Assyrian, about 730-727 BCE. From the South-West Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).



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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