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Title: The Discovery of a Neo-Assyrian Rock-Relief at Mishkhas, Ilam Province (Iran)
Author(s): ALIBAIGI, Sajjad , SHANBEHZADEH, Abdol-Malek , ALIBAIGI, Hossain
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 47    Date: 2012   
Pages: 29-40
DOI: 10.2143/IA.47.0.2141960

Abstract :
Although Assyrian archives and reliefs in neo-Assyrian palaces in northern Mesopotamia provide major information about their fights, campaigns and triumphs, so far little evidence has been found in W-Iran about Assyrian campaigns against native residents of the Zagros. During visits of two mountaineers in 2009 an unknown rock-relief was discovered to the southeast of Ilam, picturing a person in Assyrian outfit and gesture. Since there is no inscription it is difficult to date it, but due to the very close similarity with the nearby relief at Shikaft-i Gulgul it is likely that the same person is depicted. It could be that it illustrates one of the latest powerful 7th century Assyrian kings, i.e. Sennacherib, Esarhaddon or Ashurbanipal.

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