Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser I
Under Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser I (.
Shrine Stone of Tiglath-Pileser I
The shrine stone shows the king Tigleth-Pileser I standing then kneeling in front of a tablet and stylus atop a shrine stone, attributes of Nabu, the god of writing. This maybe underscores a point about the closer veneration the Assyrians had for Bablyonian religion and culture. Nushku is the god of light, symbolized often by a lamp. These gods have to do with enlightenment and reflect the tremendous appreciation that Assyrians had for Babylonian intellectualism.