Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 August 2016
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This scene, with a fleeing enemy horseman turning to appeal to his Assyrian pursuers, is both a realistic battlefield event and a symbolic humiliation of a defeated enemy. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser III, about 728 BCE. From the Central Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, Iraq; re-used later in the South-West Palace. (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, O. S. M. (2016, August 24). Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5473/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 24, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5473/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Surrender of Horseman, Assyrian Relief." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Aug 2016. Web. 28 Sep 2020.

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