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Sargon II Wall Relief
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Sargon II Wall Relief

Sargon II and dignitary on a low-relief from the left wall of the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. 716–713 BCE. Sargon II reigned 722-705 BCE and was one of the most important kings of the Neo-Assyrian...
Sargon II's Throne
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Sargon II's Throne

Two Assyrian servants carry what appears to the throne of King Sargon II. Traces of the original paint can be seen. Note the details of the throne. This alabaster bas-relief is part of a long tributary scene, where the Assyrian king, Sargon...
Sargon II and Turtanu
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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...
Sargon II's Stele
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Sargon II's Stele

This basalt stele was found in Bamboula, Kition (modern Laranca, Cyprus) in 1845 CE. The cuneiform inscriptions on the frontal side of the stele commemorate Sargon's victories against Medes, Babylon, Syria, and Urartu. The king worships in...
Inscription of the Birth of King Sargon of Akkad
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Inscription of the Birth of King Sargon of Akkad

This fragment of a clay tablet narrates in 17 lines of cuneiform inscription the origin of Sargon and recounts how as a baby he was found in a basket floating in a river. Sargon reigned from 2334-2279 BCE. From the library of Ashurbanipal...
Sargon II and Sennacherib
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Sargon II and Sennacherib

In this gypsum wall relief, the Assyrian king Sargon II, who holds a long staff, greets a high official (who still holds a sword at his side), in very close proximity, almost touching him. This official is probably his son, Sennacherib, the...
Sargon II, Khorsabad
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Sargon II, Khorsabad

Detail of a gypsum wall relief showing the Assyrian King Sargon II. Neo-Assyrian Period, 710-705 BCE. From the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, Mesopotamia, Modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).
Alabaster Jar of Sargon II
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Alabaster Jar of Sargon II

The cuneiform inscription on this alabaster vessel mentions that it belongs to king Sargon II. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II, 721-705 BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum...
Lamassu from Khrsabad at the Iraq Museum
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Lamassu from Khrsabad at the Iraq Museum

This is one of a pair of colossal lamassus from the Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). Both of them are on display at the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. During the ransacking of the...
Birth of Sargon of Akkad
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Birth of Sargon of Akkad

Clay tablet with the birth of Sargon of Akkad and his argument with the king of Kish, late 3rd millennium BCE, now in the Louvre, Paris