The City of -alammu


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 22 August 2017
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This relief is part of a larger sequence showing the Assyrian military campaign and attack on the city of -alammu. The city gate, wall, and towers are shown here; the towers are occupied by soldiers trying to defend their city against the overwhelming Assyrian wave. 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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