Assyrian Soldiers Engaging with Nubian Soldiers at Memphis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 March 2018
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This is a detail of a large gypsum wall panel showing the Assyrian army attacking the Egyptian city of Memphis and commemorates the final victory of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal II over the Egyptian king Taharqa in 667 BCE. On the left, long ladders lean against the fortress. Assyrian archers, spearmen, and soldiers (holding their shields) ascended and engage with the Nubian soldiers at the fortress's towers, who desperately try to defend their location. Some Nubian soldiers fall from the towers; a shield, a bow, and three arrows accompany one of the fallen soldiers. A large shield protects the Assyrian soldiers at the foot of one of the ladders. On the right, an Assyrian soldier sets fire to the gate while part of a scene showing Assyrian soldiers holding decapitated heads of defeated Nubian soldiers is shown below him. Panel 17, Room M of the North Palace at Nineveh, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

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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. (2018, March 22). Assyrian Soldiers Engaging with Nubian Soldiers at Memphis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8418/assyrian-soldiers-engaging-with-nubian-soldiers-at/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Assyrian Soldiers Engaging with Nubian Soldiers at Memphis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Mar 2018. Web. 25 Oct 2021.