Prisoners from the Town of -alammu


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 August 2017
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The Assyrian army of Sennacherib captured the city of -alammu. This gypsum wall relief depicts Assyrian soldiers carrying the beheaded heads of their defeated enemy. Prisoners are being reviewed by Sennacherib (who stands in his royal chariot, not shown here). The name of the city was inscribed completely, but only the last part of the city's name, -alammu, survives. The city probably lies in modern-day Turkey or Iran. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 700-692 BCE. Room XIV, the South-West Palace at Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (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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