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    • theroshina

      The Assyrian king Shalmanesser III fought the Battle of Qarqar in 853 BC against an alliance of 12 nations (including Egypt, Israel, Hamath, Phoenicia, the Arabs, Arameans, and Hittites among others).The alliance of 12 nations was led by Hadadezer,the king of Damascus.This battle was fought during the 854 BC-846 BC Assyrian Conquest of Syria.Shalmaneser boasts that his troops inflicted 14,000 casualties upon the allied army, and describes the damage he inflicted on his opponents in savage detail

    • Maria Dolores Fernandez

      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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