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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM
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The Black Obelisk

The most complete Assyrian obelisk yet discovered, the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III is a black limestone Neo-Assyrian bas-relief sculpture. Found in 1846 in what is now northern Iraq, the sculpture was originally erected as a public monument in 825 BCE, at a time of civil war. It features 20 reliefs depicting 5 kings bringing tribute and prostrating before the Assyrian king. The obelisk is particularly significant because it contains the earliest surviving image of a member of what kingdom? More...
Christine
Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2009 8:03:41 AM
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Reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
kaliedel
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Christine wrote:
Reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey.


I was just about to say that...actually, I clicked on this topic hoping the article would be about that.
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