Decapitated Heads of Assyrian Enemies

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 September 2017
Decapitated Heads of Assyrian Enemies

Alabaster bas-relief showing Assyrian soldiers holding the decapitated heads of their defeated enemy before Assyrian musicians. Neo-Assyrian Period, 865-860 BCE. Detail of Panel 6 (top), Room B, the North-Palace Palace, Nimrud, 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, September 12). Decapitated Heads of Assyrian Enemies. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7281/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Decapitated Heads of Assyrian Enemies." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 12, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7281/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Decapitated Heads of Assyrian Enemies." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 12 Sep 2017. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

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