The Behistun Inscription in Northwestern Iran (Ancient Assyria/Persia) displays the "earliest" known depiction of the chiefs of the "lost" 10 tribes of ISHaRaAL (Israel). The remote cliff-face inscription from around 515 BCE shows Darius the king of Persia majestically standing before 10 men. Nine are united by a rope with their necks and hands fastened behind their backs; and one lays prostrate on his back with the right foot of the king is upon his body. This inscription is an extremely valuable missing link as to where the Northern Kingdom went after their exile to Assyria. This is because: 1) It has much adjacent writing (in three languages) to the characters that refer to the 10 prisoners as both "Sakka" and "Gimiri": from the terms "Gimiri" and "Sakka" came the terms "Celt", "Gaul" and "Saxon", and, 2) The final (tenth) captive Sakka king has a pointed headdress like that in the Black Obelisk which is the "earliest" named-depiction of an ISHaRaALI (Israelite) (namely of, King IEUA [Jehu])—this similarity also being noted by the Biblical archaeologist E. Raymond Capt (author of many Lost-Tribe books including his most acclaimed work, Missing Links Discovered in Assyrian Tablets). Although many of the descendants of the 10 lost tribes had left Assyria by the time the Behistun inscription was made, King Darius was still subduing some ISHaRaLI as he took over Assyria. The depicted prisoners represented his victory over the ISHaRaALI people in general.
Article Last Updated Mar 8, 2012.
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