Assyrian Limestone Wall Panel Depicting the Head of a Man - X.0376 - For Sale

Assyrian Limestone Wall Panel Depicting the Head of a Man - X.0376
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Although archaeological excavations reveal that the land of the Assyrians had been inhabited as early as 5000 B.C., it was not until the reign of King Sargon of Akkad in 2371 B.C. that the Assyrians first rose to glory. Under Sargon, the kingdom rapidly expanded north to the city of Ashur and as far west as the Mediterranean, controlled by a central government based in Akkad. By 1813 B.C., King Shamshi-Adad I united the cities of Ashur, Nineveh, and Arbel into one cohesive administrative unit. These three cities, as well as Arrapkha and Kalhu (later known as Nimrud), form the historical core of the Assyrian Kingdom which would remain a credible force throughout the Mediterranean world for the next millennium. While various parts of Assyrian territory were annexed for brief periods of time by neighboring civilizations, this core remained firmly intact. The Assyrians experienced another Golden ge,lasting from the 9th until the 7th Century B.C. (this During this period, encompassing the lands from parts of modern Iran to the Mediterranean, from Anatolia to Egypt. However, it proved difficult even for the powerful Assyrian monarchs to maintain control over this vastterritoryforverylong.Assyrian Limestonethe Head-X.0376
Origin: Near East Circa: 900 BC to Eastern Style: Assyrian Medium: Limestone

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