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H 245 x W 174 mm

54 pages

20 figures (colour throughout)

Published May 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803274225

Digital: 9781803274232

DOI 10.32028/9781803274225

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Assyrian Empire; Rock Reliefs; Cuneiform; Turkey; Tur Abdin; Kašiari

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The Assyrian Rock Relief at Yaǧmur (Evrihan) in the Tur Abdin

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This study publishes a newly discovered rock relief in the Mazıdağı Plain, at the western end of the Tur Abdin in southeastern Turkey. The preserved remains include an image of an Assyrian king, divine symbols and traces of three panels of cuneiform inscription.



Preface ;

The Assyrian Rock Relief at Yaǧmur in the Tur Abdin ;
The Mazıdağı Plain ;
Yağmur ;
The Assyrian relief at Yağmur ;
Geographical names ;
Dating ;
Assyrian reliefs with images of multiple kings ;
Tiglath-pileser I’s campaigns in the Nairi lands ;
Settlement geography of the Kašiari in Assyrian sources ;
Conclusion ;


About the Author

Bülent Genç is Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Mardin Artuklu University. His specialises in the archaeology of Mesopotamia and Anatolia and is involved in multiple excavation and survey projects, with a particular interest in the archaeology of the Bronze and Iron Ages.

John MacGinnis is based in the Middle East Department of the British Museum and the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research in Cambridge. His interests are the archaeology and epigraphy of Mesopotamia in the first millennium BC. He has participated in fieldwork across the Middle East, including at the Assyrian sites of Nineveh, Nimrud, Ziyaret Tepe, Tell Masaikh and the fortress of Usu Aska in the Darband-i Rania pass in Iraqi Kurdistan.