Phoenician-Assyrian Warship

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 August 2017
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This gypsum wall relief depicts a warship. This ship was built and manned by Phoenicians employed by Sennacherib. It is a bireme, with two rows of oars. Shields are fastened around the superstructure, as on the fortifications of some city walls. The pointed bow is a ram, for holding enemy ships. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sennacherib, 700-692 BCE. Panel 11, Room VII of the South-West Palace at Nineveh (Kouyunjik), 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. (2017, August 21). Phoenician-Assyrian Warship. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6990/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Phoenician-Assyrian Warship." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 21, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6990/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Phoenician-Assyrian Warship." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Aug 2017. Web. 26 Nov 2020.

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