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  • Iuliana Tenchiu

    Israel had clearly emerged by the middle of the 9th century BCE, when the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III names "Ahab the Israelite" among his enemies at the battle of Qarqar (853). - King Shalmaneser III Istanbul Museum.JPG

  • 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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