Stone Foundation Document of King Adad-Nirari I

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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Rectangular stone foundation document of the Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I. It recounts the king's victories over the Mitanni, who had failed to gain Hittite support, and the extension of Assyrian rule west to the Euphrates. The stone appears to have been intended for a palace that Adad-Nirari planned to be rebuilt in a Mitanni city, but if so, it never reached its destination. Length: 8.25 inches, width: 5.25 inches. Middle-Assyrian era, 1305-1274 BCE, Mesopotamia, Iraq. Excavated in ِAshur (Kalah Shergat) in 1922 CE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2014, March 31). Stone Foundation Document of King Adad-Nirari I. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2462/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Stone Foundation Document of King Adad-Nirari I." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 31, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2462/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Stone Foundation Document of King Adad-Nirari I." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 31 Mar 2014. Web. 27 Oct 2020.

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