Stock Photo - Neo-Assyrian basalt statue of King Shalmaneser III (858-824 B. C) . Inscription reads "Shalmaneser, the great king, the mighty king, king of all four region, the powerful and the mighty rival of the princes of the whole earth the great ones, the kings, son of Assur-Nasirapli, King of the universe, King of Assyria, grandson of ~Tukultiu-Ninurta, King of the Universe, King of Assyria". The inscription continues with his campaigns &b deeds in Uratu, Syria, Que & Tabal ending " At the time I rebuilt the walls of my city Ashur from their foundations to their summits. I made an image of my royal self and set it up in the metal gate". From Assur ( Qala't Sharqat) Iraq. Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Inv no. 4650.

Stock Photo: Neo-Assyrian basalt statue of King Shalmaneser III (858-824 B. C) . Inscription reads "Shalmaneser, the great king, the mighty king, king of all four region.

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