Birkleyn Reliefs

Entrance to Gorge, Lower Cave around to the Right, Upper Cave Visible in the Center Right

Title Variant: 

Tigris Tunnel, Lice Reliefs

Date: 

upper relief: mid-9th century BCE; lower relief: early 11th century BCE

Location: 

Geographic Coordinates: 

Latitude: 38.529969000000
Longitude: 40.547407000000

Material/Technique: 

Work Type: 

Notes: 

Assyrian kings Tiglath-pileser I (lower relief) and Shalmaneser III (upper relief), in the early eleventh and mid-ninth centuries BCE respectively, visited this source of the Tigris river repeatedly.

Style/Period: 

Style/Period 2: 

Culture: 

Culture 2: 

Photographer: 

Image Source: 

Photography by the Media Center for Art History, Department of Art History and Archeology, Columbia University

Image Date: 

June 1st, 2015