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Item ID: 224782  
  

Iraq Old Postcard Black Obelisk, Shalmaneser II, King of Assyria, British Museum

Vintage Old Picture Postcard. Middle East. Africa. British Museum, London. Iraq. The Black Obelisk inscribed with an account of the campaigns of Shalmaneser II, King of Assyria from B.C. 860 to 825. The sculptured scenes illustrate the text, and among the vanquished princes is Jehu, the son of Omri. (Nimroud Central Saloon No. 98).

Publisher: Oxford University Press
Series No: 64
Background: Assyria, a major Mesopotamian East Semitic-speaking kingdom and empire of the ancient Near East, existed as an independent state from perhaps as early as the 25th century BC, until its collapse between 612 BC and 599 BC.

Price:£7.99€10.39US$10.95

Iraq Old Postcard Black Obelisk, Shalmaneser II, King of Assyria, British Museum


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