Assyrian Relief Showing Babylonian Prisoners

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 19 March 2018

This alabaster panel shows Babylonian prisoners in a camp. To the left, an Assyrian soldier stands and guards. Two standing women hold bundles. To the right, a man sits and raises his right arm, looking at the women. At the top right, the hands of a man tending the fire are seen. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashurbanipal II, 668-630 BCE. From the North Palace at Ninevah, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum, London)



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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