Stele of King Sennacherib, a close-up view

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 03 April 2014

This stele was made of limestone and was found in Nineveh. On the relief, the Assyrian king Sennacherib prays in front of divine symbols and Gods. It records the king's achievements and expansion of his royal capital, Nineveh. Reign of Sennacherib, 705–681 BCE. From Nineveh, Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. (Istanbul Archeological Museum, Turkey).

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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. (2014, April 03). Stele of King Sennacherib, a close-up view. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2496/stele-of-king-sennacherib-a-close-up-view/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stele of King Sennacherib, a close-up view." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 03, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2496/stele-of-king-sennacherib-a-close-up-view/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Stele of King Sennacherib, a close-up view." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Apr 2014. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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