Kurkh Stela of Shalmaneser III

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2017
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This is a close-up view of the upper part of the stela, depicting Shalmaneser III praying in front of divine symbols (Ashur, Ishtar, Anu, and Sin). The cuneiform inscription is a text of a version of the King's annals and narrates his campaign in chronological order, concluding with a description of the battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE against a large coalition led by the kings of Damascus and Hamath. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Shalmaneser III, circa 852 BCE. From Kurkh, Diyarbakir, modern-day Turkey. (The British Museum, London).

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, August 22). Kurkh Stela of Shalmaneser III. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6988/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Kurkh Stela of Shalmaneser III." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 22 Aug 2017. Web. 20 Oct 2020.

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