Assyrian Siege

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 17 September 2014
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This Assyrian relief from the North-West Palace in Kalhu (c. 865-860 BCE) shows King Ashurnasirpal advancing on an enemy city, protected by a shield-bearer. Ahead is a wheeled siege engine, which carries more archers and contains a lever-operated battering ram (not visible in this photo).

British Museum, London, UK. WA 124536

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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Crabben, J. v. d. (2014, September 17). Assyrian Siege. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3034/assyrian-siege/

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