Assyrian Deportation of People from Southern Iraq

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by
published on 24 August 2016

This is one of a series of panels that showed Tiglath-pileser III's military campaigns in southern Iraq. On the left is a captured town, with a siege engine beside the gate. In the center, Assyrian clerks with tablet and scroll record details of the campaign. The civilian prisoners with their possessions are moving to the right, towards the Assyrian king who was shown on another panel. 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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