Hamanu was a city of Elam, which was razed by Ashurbanipal during his Assyrian conquest of Elam conquest of Elam in 645-635 BCE.[2][3] Ashurbanipal wrote in his inscriptions:

Ashurbanipal's campaign against Elam is triumphantly recorded in this relief showing the destruction of Hamanu. Here, flames rise from the city as Assyrian soldiers topple it with pickaxes and crowbars and carry off the spoils. 645-635 BCE. British Museum BM 124919.[1]

"The city of Hamanu, a royal city of the land of Elam, I besieged, I conquered, its booty I carried off."

— Siege of Hamanu, British Museum.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wall panel; relief British Museum". The British Museum.
  2. ^ Graef, Katrien De; Tavernier, Jan (2012). Susa and Elam. Archaeological, Philological, Historical and Geographical Perspectives.: Proceedings of the International Congress Held at Ghent University, December 14-17, 2009. BRILL. p. 454. ISBN 978-90-04-20740-0.
  3. ^ NAdali, Davide (2007). "Ashurbanipal against Elam: Figurative Patterns and Architectural Location of the Elamite Wars". Historiae. 4.
  4. ^ "Wall panel; relief British Museum". The British Museum.
  5. ^ "Wall panel; relief British Museum". The British Museum.