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  Transport timber
Cedar of Lebanon

AO 19888-91

Richelieu Room 4

This set of four reliefs,
carved in alabaster gypsum,
adorned the walls of
the courtyard in
the palace of Khorsabad.

Transport timber Cedar of Lebanon,
reliefs ot the Louvre Museum

The story illustrates the heroic dimension of the process. It reads from right to left. After the felling of the cedars in the mountains, symbolized by a scale-shaped pattern, follows the shipping then the unloading and the delivery of the logs.

Long before Sargon II, King Solomon had asked Hiram, king of Tyre, to supply him whith this very precious material for the construction of the temple in Jerusalem. - 1 Kings 5:15-32


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