Assyrian Prism of Esarhaddon


The cuneiform inscription on this hexagonal clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (reigned 680-669 BCE). Later on, the upper aspect was used a candle-holder by the owner. Neo-Assyrian Period, 7th century BCE. Probably from Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London)

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