Urartian Advancing into Battle and Disposal of Prisoners

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 04 March 2019
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The upper register shows Urartians advancing into battle (against the Assyrians) from mountains while the lower register shows handing over of prisoners to an Assyrian officer from the camp. Shalmaneser III's military campaign in Armenia, c. 860 BCE. Detail, bronze band from the Balawat gates. Embossed. Original (not an electrotype copy). From Tell Balawat, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Regin of Shalmaneser III, 858-854 BCE. (The British Museum, London).
Source of the description of the band: King L. W. (1915) Bronze Reliefs from the Gates of Shalmaneser King of Assyria BC, 860-825. 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. (2019, March 04). Urartian Advancing into Battle and Disposal of Prisoners. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10145/urartian-advancing-into-battle-and-disposal-of-pri/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Urartian Advancing into Battle and Disposal of Prisoners." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 04 Mar 2019. Web. 15 Jun 2021.