Thursday, July 29, 2010


Iconography of Arboricide, 1

L.W. King, ed., Bronze Reliefs from the Gates of Shalmaneser, King of Assyria, B.C. 860-825 (London: British Museum, 1915), Plate VIII, Band II.2 (Campaign in Armenia, 860 B.C.), Upper Register (Burning of a city of Urartu and cutting down of its date-plantations), Lower Register (Assyrian chariots and archers at the storming of a city of Urartu):

Look at the upper left hand part of the relief to see the tree-cutting.


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