Keywords : Obelisks


The Royal Streets obelisks in Nineveh between the Biblical Text and the Art Scene

Nawala Ahmed Al-Mutwally

Athar Alrafedain, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 61-75
DOI: 10.33899/athar.2012.69690

The research deals with an Assyrian stone obelisk acquired by the Iraqi Museum in 1999 and displayed in the Mosul Civilization Museum with museum number 147624 - A.D. It is a rectangular obelisk that includes a text written in cuneiform dating back to the Assyrian king Sennacherib (704-681 BC). The text included the name of the king and his titles and a summary of his military actions as well as his construction works in "the city of Nineveh. The obelisk was appended to the penalties imposed on those who cross the street in which it was placed".