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Capture of Astartu & king in his chariot, around 730-727 BC, Nimrud South west Palace
The city of Astartu (located in modern Jordan) is captured by King Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 BC). The population and flocks are being deported into exile. The relief was moved from the central palace and re-used by king Esarhaddon (680-669 BC). Tiglath-pileser III is named Pul in the Bible, and is mentioned in (2Ki 15:19 and 1Chr 5:26). For more info on Tiglath-Pileser III, see here.
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