Victory Stele of Naram-Sin

This monument depicts the Akkadian victory over the Lullubi Mountain people. In the 12th century B.C.E., 1,000 years after it was originally made, the Elamite king Shutruk-Nahhunte attacked Babylon and, according to his later transcription, the stele was taken to Susa in what is now Iran.

A stele is a vertical stone monument or marker often inscribed with text or relief carving.


Source: Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, smarthistory.org
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