Babylonian City under Assyrian Siege

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 August 2016

Date palms indicate that the city, most of which was on an adjacent slab, was probably Babylonia. The Assyrians have built a siege ramp against the walls, which they attack with a battering ram. An enemy archer is being killed beside a palm tree that has been felled, and headless corpses lie around the city. From the Central 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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