Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian, pink limestone, 2254-2218 B.C.E. (Louvre, Paris)
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12th century B.C.E., 1,000 years after it was originally made, the Elamite king Shutruk-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 inscription, 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.
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
Where and When
Probably originally ancient Sippar in Mesopotamia, later Susa in what is now Iran