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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 2nd register
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 2nd register

The Assyrian king Shalmaneser III beneath a parasol, accepts the tribute from Iaua from the house of Humri in 841 BCE. This is king Jehu of Israel, who appears in the Bible (2 Kings 9-10). From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of...
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, upper register
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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, upper register

The Assyrian king Shalmaneser III, holding a bow, receives a tribute from Sua the Gilzanean. The king faces his field marshal and another official.From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era, 827 BCE...
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 3rd register
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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 3rd register

Attendants bring tribute from Musri with two-humped camels. Musri, meaning a borderland, probably refers to a country in eastern Iran or in Egypt. From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era, 827 BCE...
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 4th register
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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 4th register

Lions and a stag from Marduk-apla-usur the Suhean, probably for the Royal hunting park. Suhi is an area on the middle Euphrates, between modern Syria and Iraq. From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era...
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 5th register
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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, side A, 5th register

Tribute from Qarparunda the Patinean: silver, gold, tin, "fast" bronze, ivory (tusks), and ebony. Patina is modern Antakya, south of Turkey. From Nimrud, (ancient Kalhu), near the building of Shalmaneser, neo-Assyrian era, 827 BCE, Mesopotamia...
The Weapons of an English Medieval Knight
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Weapons of an English Medieval Knight

The weapons of an English medieval knight in combat included the long sword, wooden lance with an iron tip, metal-headed mace, battle-axe, and dagger. Trained since childhood and practised at tournaments, the skilled knight could inflict...
Virginia Slave Laws and Development of Colonial American Slavery
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Virginia Slave Laws and Development of Colonial American Slavery

Racialized chattel slavery developed in the English colonies of North America between 1640-1660 and was fully institutionalized by 1700. Although slavery was practiced in the New England and Middle colonies, and Massachusetts Bay Colony passed...
The Past, Present & Future of the Bubonic Plague - Sharon N. DeWitte
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The Past, Present & Future of the Bubonic Plague - Sharon N. DeWitte

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-bubonic-plague-sharon-n-dewitte The bubonic plague, which killed around 1/5 of the world’s population in the 14th century, is still around today — but it now...
Plague of Justinian & Yersinia pestis
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Plague of Justinian & Yersinia pestis

Genomic analysis has shown that the plague of Justinian and the Black Death were caused by distinct strains of the same pathogen. Dr. Hendrik Poinar discusses the findings.Video copyright: McMaster University
Plague in the Ancient and Medieval World
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Plague in the Ancient and Medieval World

The word 'plague', in defining a lethal epidemic, was coined by the physician Galen (l. 130-210 CE) who lived through the Antonine Plague (165 - c. 180/190 CE) but the disease was recorded long before in relating the affliction of the Plague...
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