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Tang-i Var Rock Relief

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jamie Novotny Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Feb 01, 2024 10:39 AM History
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The Tang-i Var rock relief of the eighth-century-BC Assyrian king Sargon II (r. 721–705 BC) is carved on a rock face of the Kūh-e Zīnāneh in the Tang-i Var pass in Iranian Kurdistan, about 50 km southwest of Sanandaj and 85 km northwest of Kermanshah. This difficult-to-reach relief was carved in a niche cut into the cliff face about 40 m above ground level. The Akkadian inscription, now badly weathered, records several of Sargon II’s campaigns, especially the military expeditions against the land Karalla, against which the Assyrian army campaigned in 716, 713, and 706 BC.

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Jamie Novotny, Jeffrey Becker, Carolin Johansson, Tom Elliott, and Rune Rattenborg, 'Tang-i Var Rock Relief: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2024 <> [accessed: 22 April 2024]

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