Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
This video discusses an important military victory commemorated in the Victory Stele of Naram-Sin. Think about why are military victories so important as a topic in sculpture of this time?
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 In the 12th century B.C.E., 1,000 years after it was originally made, the Elamite king Shutruk-Nahhunte attacked Babylon and, according to his later transcription, the stele was taken to Susa in what is now Iran.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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