Assyrian Soldiers in Lebanon

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 August 2017

This gypsum wall relief was part of a corner panel. It depicts Assyrian soldiers with horses crossing a mountainous area. The wavy lines and spirals at the bottom of the scene represent a river. The cuneiform inscriptions on the reverse refer to a military campaign in modern-day Lebanon. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II, circa 874 BCE. From the north-west corner of Room WG, the North-West Palace, Nimrud (Kalhu), Mesopotamia, modern-day 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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