Lion-Hunt Scene from Khorsabad

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 May 2019

This survived alabaster bas-relief was found in Khorsabad (ancient Dar-Sharrukin, Mesopotamia, Iraq). An Assyrian king, probably Sargon II (r. 722-705 BCE), shoots an arrow and a lion (hit by another arrow) appears. Late 8th century BCE. On display at 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, May 23). Lion-Hunt Scene from Khorsabad. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10753/lion-hunt-scene-from-khorsabad/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion-Hunt Scene from Khorsabad." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 23, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10753/lion-hunt-scene-from-khorsabad/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion-Hunt Scene from Khorsabad." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 May 2019. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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