Birkleyn Reliefs

Under Natural Archway over River, West of Lower Relief, Below and East of Upper Relief

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Tigris Tunnel, Lice Reliefs

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

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Latitude: 38.529833000000
Longitude: 40.547495000000

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The river is Dibni Su, one of the tributaries of the Tigris. 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.

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

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June 1st, 2015