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Shalmaneser III
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Shalmaneser III

Detail from a statue of Shalmaneser III (859 BC – 824 BC) at Istanbul Archaeology Museums.
Sargon II and Turtanu
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Sargon II and Turtanu

This almost 3 meters high alabaster bas-relief depicts the Assyrian king Sargon II (left; wearing the typical conical hat). Recognizable by the long sword hanging on his side, diadem, long curly beard, and the elegant dress, a figure greets...
Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad
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Assyrian Archers from Khorsabad

This relief depicts a group of Assyrian archers attacking an enemy (not shown here). A soldier holding a large and long shield stands before them in order to protect the archers. This alabaster bas-relief is the lower register of two; the...
Sargon II Attacks a City
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Sargon II Attacks a City

This relief was part of Sargon II's throne, from Throne Hall VII of the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. The Assyrian king, Sargon II, stands in his royal chariot, below a...
Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III
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Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III

This is the so-called "Kurba'il statue" of Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-824 BCE), which was found in Fort Shalmaneser in 1961 CE by the British School of Archaeology in Iraq. The statue originally stood in the Temple of Adad at the city...
Battle of Qarqar
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Battle of Qarqar

Illustration of the Battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE between the Neo-Assyrian Empire led by Shalmaneser III and an alliance of twelve kings who waged war against him. Illustration by by Seán Ó’Brógáín.
King Ashurbanipal (Artist's Impression)
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King Ashurbanipal (Artist's Impression)

King Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE) of the Neo-Assyrian Empire depicted in the game Old World.
King Ashurbanipal
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King Ashurbanipal

King Ashurbanipal in a detail of a Neo-Assyrian relief depicting a lion hunt (British Museum).
Palace of Khorsabad
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Palace of Khorsabad

Artistic attempt at reconstruction of the inside of the palace of Khorsabad, constructed by the Assyrian king Sargon II. From the 1901 Brockhaus Enzyklopädie.
Stela of King Shamshi-Adad V
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Stela of King Shamshi-Adad V

This stela was erected in the capital city of Kalhu (modern Nimrud) by the Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad V (reigned 824-811 BCE). It depicts the king, before the symbols of his principal gods. He extends his right hand, with the forefinger outstretched...