Statue of Shalmaneser III, from Assur.

Shalmaneser III (“the god Shulmanu is pre-eminent”), was king of Assyria 859 BC – 824 BCE. Constant campaigns formed the majority of his long reign, such as against the Babylonians, eastern tribes, as well as Kizzuwadna and Urartu.

Courtesy & currently located at the Museum of the Ancient Orient, Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Photos taken by Richard Mortel.

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