Assyrian Military Campaign Against Syria

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2016

This wall panel, one of a series, shows 2 disconnected scenes. Above, Tiglath-pileser III's army is attacking a town, perhaps in Syria. Below, Assyrian soldiers carry "gods" captured from a defeated enemy. The writing in the middle describes the resettlement of prisoners after the Assyrian campaign of 745 BCE. 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).



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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