Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 10 April 2019

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 of Kurba'il, north of modern-day Mosul, but it was probably brought in antiquity to Fort Shalmaneser for repair, where it was found. The statue's cuneiform inscriptions mention the first 20 military campaigns of the king. Somewhere between April 10 to 12, 2003 CE, this statue was looted from the Iraq Museum. It was retrieved in the following weeks, in 4 fragments (head, and 3 body parts).

The statue dates back to the reign of Shalmaneser III and it is on display at the Assyrian Gallery of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2019, April 10). Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10401/kurbail-statue-of-shalmaneser-iii/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 10, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10401/kurbail-statue-of-shalmaneser-iii/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Kurba'il Statue of Shalmaneser III." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Apr 2019. Web. 08 Feb 2023.