Cuneiform Brick

Unidentified reign of Shalmaneser III maker, Assyrian, 858 - 824 BCE
Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)


883-859 BCE


Overall: 14 1/2 × 14 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (36.8 × 36.8 × 12.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson through Reverend Austin Hazen Wright, Class of 1830



Place Made: Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, West Asia, Asia


1000 BCE-1 CE

Object Name

Written Communication

Research Area

Near East

Not on view


The translation is as follows: 1. Shalmaneser, great king, 2. powerful king, king of the world, king of Assyria 3. son of Ashur-nasir-pal, great king,4. powerful king, king of the world, king of Assyria, 5. son (in turn) of Tukulti-Ninurta, king of the world, king of Assyria 6. The structure of the ziggurat 7. of Kalhu

Course History

ANTH 12.2, The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Jason Herrmann, Spring 2013

Anthropology 39.01, Middle Eastern Studies 3.02, Archaeology of the Middle East, Jesse Casana, Fall 2023


Collected by Sir Henry Creswicke Rawlinson (1810-1895), British Consul-General at Baghdad, about 1853; acquired by Reverend Austin Hazen Wright (1811-1865), Class of 1830), Medical missionary stationed in Oroomiah, Persia, acquired for Dartmouth College at the requested of Professor Oliver Payson Hubbard, Class of 1873h (1809-1900), Chemistry Professor and College Librarian; given to present collection, 1856.

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