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Stela of Sammuramat (Semiramis) (2.114H)
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Subject: Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Monumental Inscriptions; Building and Display Inscriptions; Neo-Assyrian Inscriptions


This engraved stela was discovered in the row of stelae unearthed by the German excavations in the southern part of the city wall built by Shalmaneser III at Aššur (Andrae 1913). Sammuramat (classical references know her as Semiramis) was the wife of Šamši-Adad V and mother of Adad-nirari III. It is a most u…

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Younger, K. Lawson, Jr., “Stela of Sammuramat (Semiramis) (2.114H)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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