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    Basalt statue of King Shalmaneser II, 858-824 BCE (Neo-Assyrian Period). Found in Assur (Qalat Sharqat). Today it is displayed in the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, in the Museum of the Ancient Orient section. This text is from a display at this statue, a translation of script on the actual statue: The king gives a brief account of his genealogical titles and characteristics as follows:

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