Glazed Wall Panel from Fort Shalmaneser

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 March 2019
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This is a detail of a large wall panel of vibrant glazed bricks once placed above the entrance to a vast room (T3) next to Shalmaneser III's throne room at Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). The whole panel is composed of about 300 bricks and is 4 meters in length. This detail is almost at the center of the panel which depicts two mirror-image rampant bulls flanking the sacred tree. During the ransacking of the Iraq Museum in April 2003 CE, this panel was intact and safe and had not been vandalized. Reign of Shalmaneser III, 858-824 BCE. It is on display at the Assyrian Gallery in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic of Iraq.

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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, Osama S. M. "Glazed Wall Panel from Fort Shalmaneser." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 21, 2019.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Glazed Wall Panel from Fort Shalmaneser." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Mar 2019. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

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