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Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad
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Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad

The cuneiform inscription on this octagonal spindle-shaped clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned 722 - 705 BCE). Neo-Assyrian period, late 8th century BCE. From Nineveh, in modern-day Ninawa...
Sargon II Basalt Stele
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Sargon II Basalt Stele

This embossed human head stele is believed to be Sargon II (reigned 722-705 BCE) "who was one of the most important kings of the Neo-Assyrian Empire as founder of the Sargonid Dynasty." He is the father of Sennacherib (reigned 705-681 BCE...
Map of the Akkadian Empire
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Map of the Akkadian Empire

The empire of Sargon, late 24th century BCE.
Akkadian Ruler
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Akkadian Ruler

Bronze head of an Akkadian ruler, probably Sargon the Great, c. 23rd - 22nd century BCE.
Servants at Dur-Sharukkin (Khorsabad)
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Servants at Dur-Sharukkin (Khorsabad)

A relief of servants from the palace of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (present-day Khorsabad, Iraq), c. 713-716 BCE. Now in the Musee du Louvre, Paris.
An Altar from Dur-Sharrukin
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An Altar from Dur-Sharrukin

This limestone altar was dedicated to the temple of the god Sibitti by the Assyrian King Sargon II. From Dur-Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq), Mesopotamia. Neo-Assyrian era, 721-705 BCE. (Istanbul Archeological Museums/Ancient...
The Akkadian Dynasty
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The Akkadian Dynasty

A family tree of the Akkadian Dynasty, starting with La'ibum and Sargon of Akkad.
Head of a Tribute Bearer from Khorsabad
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Head of a Tribute Bearer from Khorsabad

This alabaster bas-relief shows a head of a bearded man. The fragment was part of a larger relief which depicts a procession of tribute bearers. The man's turban and his hair style and beard suggest that the man came from the western part...
Phoenician Trade Network
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Phoenician Trade Network

Map of Phoenicia and its trade routes.
Fragment of Stone Jar Inscribed with the Name of Rimush
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Fragment of Stone Jar Inscribed with the Name of Rimush

This small fragment came from a large upright stone jar. The jar was inscribed with the name of the Akkadian king Rimush, son of Sargon. Akkadian Period, reign of Rimush, 2278-2270 BCE. From Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The...