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Siege of the Elamite city of Hamanu

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 28 August 2014
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This small alabaster bas relief was part of a larger relief that documented the military campaign of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal against the Elamite city of Hamanu. The Assyrian camp was built before Hamanu's city walls. There are two tents and various domestic animals that accompany the baggage train. In addition, an officer (returning home?) receives a drink from a servant. Neo-Assyrian period, 650 BCE. From the north palace of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (modern Mosul, Ninawa Governorate), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).

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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. (2014, August 28). Siege of the Elamite city of Hamanu. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2981/siege-of-the-elamite-city-of-hamanu/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Siege of the Elamite city of Hamanu." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 28, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2981/siege-of-the-elamite-city-of-hamanu/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Siege of the Elamite city of Hamanu." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Aug 2014. Web. 20 Apr 2021.

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