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Phoenician warship from assyrian palace of Sennacherib in Nineveh

ref. : en.1035.2013 | 14 November 2013 | by Francis Leveque
sculpture | Beginning of VIIe century BC
Ninive, Mésopotamie ( Irak )
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This Warship is from assyrian palace of Sennacherib in Nineveh, Room VII Panel 11, 692 BC.

This ship was probably built and manned by Phoenicians employed by Sennacherib. It is a bireme, with two rows of oars. Shields are fastened around the superstructure, as on the fortifications of some city walls. The pointed bow a ram for holing enemy ships.