The Tribute of Chaldea

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 04 March 2019
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The upper register shows Chaldeans from the city of Bit-Dakuri carrying tribute through a palm-plantation while the lower register shows an Assyrian inspector, seated (extreme right), watching the collection of tribute at a bridge of boats. Shalmaneser III's military campaign in southern Babylonia, c. 851 BCE. Detail, bronze band from the Balawat gates. Embossed. Original (not an electrotype copy). From Tell Balawat, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Reign 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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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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