Assyrian Relief depicting Battle with Camel Rider from Kalhu (Nimrud) Central Palace Tiglath-pileser III 728 BCE British Museum. Two Assyrian cavalrymen pursue a bearded man on a camel, likely an Arab, who raises an arm as he appears to slip from the animal’s back. The Assyrians drive their spears into the camel’s hindquarters. One of the camel rider’s companions lies dying beneath the Assyrians’ horses while two more fall to the ground. The horses wear tasseled decorations on their heads that are typical of the reign of Tiglath-pileser III.