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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 16 June 2016

Assyrian military equipment was particularly effective. Pointed helmets deflected blows or missiles, and were commonly issued to Assyrian soldiers. This iron example was decorated with bronze inlay, now corroded to a greenish color. The design shows a procession of attendants and arched panel framing a king. Around the rim, a series of holes shows were the original lining was attached. From the north-West Palace at Nimrud, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Circa 800-700 BCE. (The British Museum, London)

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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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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Assyrian Helmet." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Jun 2016. Web. 04 Feb 2023.