Date palms indicate that the city, most of which were on an adjacent slab, was probably Babylonia. It stood by a river or a canal. An Assyrian soldier holds a large body shield and two archers take aim. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser III, about 728 BCE. From the Central Palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).
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