Assyrian Mercenaries

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 August 2017

This gypsum wall panel depicts two bare-footed Assyria soldiers marching to the left. The bent tip on their helmets identify them as mercenaries. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 704-680 BCE. From the South-West Palace at Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin. Germany)



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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