Assyrian Slingers Attacking the City of -alammu

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 August 2017

The attack starts with slingers hurling stones towards the enemy (at the city wall's towers). Assyrian slingers were also depicted on the "Siege of Lachish Reliefs". 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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