The legend of Semiramis, queen of Assyria, has many different forms. (Probably to be associated with Shammuramat, queen of the Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad V (r. 824–811 BC) In this sixteenth century tapestry from the Vatican, Semiramis offers sacrifice to Baal. The priest holding a patera, makes a drink/oil offering on a fire altar in front of the statue of Baal, surrounded by vessels for drink offerings. Later legend makes here the mother/wife of Ninus, sometimes equated with Nimrod.
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