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British Museum - Assyria

Ancient Assyria was located on the Upper Tigris River in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq
The British Museum houses a large collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East
The British Museum houses a large collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East
The capture of Astartu (Jordan) and the king in his chariot, Assyrian ca 730 BC from Nimrud
The capture of Astartu (Jordan) and the king in his chariot, Assyrian ca 730 BC from Nimrud
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III - attendants bring two-humped camels, tribute from Musri, a country far to the east
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III - attendants bring two-humped camels, tribute from Musri, a country far to the east
Human-headed winged lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud in modern Iraq 30 km SE of Mosul
Human-headed winged lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud in modern Iraq 30 km SE of Mosul
Protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud, Northwest Palace
Protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud, Northwest Palace
Pair of protective spirits: an Ugallu, 'Great Lion', preceded by what may be the House God, Assyrian, ca 700 BC from Nineveh
Pair of protective spirits: an Ugallu, 'Great Lion', preceded by what may be the House God, Assyrian, ca 700 BC from Nineveh
Prisoners from the town of -alammu, Assyrian ca 700 BC from Nineveh (modern day Iraq, near Mosul)
Prisoners from the town of -alammu, Assyrian ca 700 BC from Nineveh (modern day Iraq, near Mosul)
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Bull being led through southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, from Nineveh
Bull being led through southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, from Nineveh
Detail from the manufacture and transport of a colossal stone bull, Assyrian ca 700 BC, Nineveh
Detail from the manufacture and transport of a colossal stone bull, Assyrian ca 700 BC, Nineveh
Assyrian king in his chariot watches as prisioners are brought in, Assyrian ca 640 BC, Nineveh (Northern Iraq)
Assyrian king in his chariot watches as prisioners are brought in, Assyrian ca 640 BC, Nineveh (Northern Iraq)
Frieze of campaigning in southern Iraq from the southwest palace of Nineveh, Assyrian ca 640 BC
Frieze of campaigning in southern Iraq from the southwest palace of Nineveh, Assyrian ca 640 BC
Campaigning in southern Iraq - reed boat crossing a river, Assyrian ca 640 BC, Nineveh
Campaigning in southern Iraq - reed boat crossing a river, Assyrian ca 640 BC, Nineveh
Surrender of enemy horseman, Assyrian ca 728 BC, Nimrud (central palace) in modern Iraq
Surrender of enemy horseman, Assyrian ca 728 BC, Nimrud (central palace) in modern Iraq
Wall panel from Nimrud, Assyrian ca 728 BC
Wall panel from Nimrud, Assyrian ca 728 BC
Battle scene from Nimrud (central palace) Assyrian ca 728 BC
Battle scene from Nimrud (central palace) Assyrian ca 728 BC
Vulture carrying human entrails, Nimrud, Assyrian ca 728 BC
Vulture carrying human entrails, Nimrud, Assyrian ca 728 BC
Tiglath-pileser III, Assyrian ca 728 BC, Nimrud (central palace)
Tiglath-pileser III, Assyrian ca 728 BC, Nimrud (central palace)
Winged human-headed lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC from Nimrud (northwest palace)
Winged human-headed lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC from Nimrud (northwest palace)
This protective spirit guarded the entrance into what may have been a banquet hall
This protective spirit guarded the entrance into what may have been a banquet hall
Winged human-headed lion whose twin is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Winged human-headed lion whose twin is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Detail of the feathers of the wings of a human-headed winged lion, Assyrian, ca 860 BC from Nimrud in modern Iraq
Detail of the feathers of the wings of a human-headed winged lion, Assyrian, ca 860 BC from Nimrud in modern Iraq
Tribute-bearers on the fašade of the throne room, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Tribute-bearers on the fašade of the throne room, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Exotic animal brought as tribute to the palace of Nimrud (Iraq) ca 860 BC
Exotic animal brought as tribute to the palace of Nimrud (Iraq) ca 860 BC
Protective spirit carrying a goat guarded one of the doors to the throne room, Nimrud (northwest palace) Assyrian ca 860 BC
Protective spirit carrying a goat guarded one of the doors to the throne room, Nimrud (northwest palace) Assyrian ca 860 BC
Protective spirit carrying a deer guarded one of the doors to the throne room, Nimrud (northwest palace) Assyrian, ca 860 BC
Protective spirit carrying a deer guarded one of the doors to the throne room, Nimrud (northwest palace) Assyrian, ca 860 BC
Court scene, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Court scene, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
King Ashurnasirpal enthoned between attendants, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
King Ashurnasirpal enthoned between attendants, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Winged protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Winged protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Wall panel depicting soldiers crossing a river floating on inflated animal skins, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud northwest palace
Wall panel depicting soldiers crossing a river floating on inflated animal skins, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud northwest palace
Naked soldier swimming across a river, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace) in modern Iraq
Naked soldier swimming across a river, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace) in modern Iraq
Symbolic scene depicting King Ashurnasirpal dressed in ritual robes in front of a Sacred Tree making a gesture of worship to god
Symbolic scene depicting King Ashurnasirpal dressed in ritual robes in front of a Sacred Tree making a gesture of worship to god
Eagle-headed protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace) in modern Iraq
Eagle-headed protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace) in modern Iraq
King Ashurunasirpal hunting a Lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
King Ashurunasirpal hunting a Lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
King Ashurunasirpal hunting a Lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
King Ashurunasirpal hunting a Lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud (northwest palace)
Attack on an enemy town with King Ashurnasirpal shooting arrows with a siege engine battering the walls, Assyrian 860 BC, Nimrud
Attack on an enemy town with King Ashurnasirpal shooting arrows with a siege engine battering the walls, Assyrian 860 BC, Nimrud
Protective spirit, Assyrian, ca 860 BC, Nimrud
Protective spirit, Assyrian, ca 860 BC, Nimrud
King Ashurnasirpal flanked by eagle-headed protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud
King Ashurnasirpal flanked by eagle-headed protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, Nimrud
Human-headed winged bulls from the gates to the citadel of the Palace of Sargon (Dur-Sharrukin) near present-day Khorsabad, Iraq
Human-headed winged bulls from the gates to the citadel of the Palace of Sargon (Dur-Sharrukin) near present-day Khorsabad, Iraq
Human-headed winged bulls from the gates to the citadel of the Palace of Sargon (Dur-Sharrukin) near present-day Khorsabad, Iraq
Human-headed winged bulls from the gates to the citadel of the Palace of Sargon (Dur-Sharrukin) near present-day Khorsabad, Iraq
Human-headed winged bull
Human-headed winged bull
Head of a human-headed winged bull, Assyrian ca 670 BC from Nimrud
Head of a human-headed winged bull, Assyrian ca 670 BC from Nimrud
Battle Scene, Assyrian ca 728 BC, from Nimrud, Central Palace
Battle Scene, Assyrian ca 728 BC, from Nimrud, Central Palace
Horse and men leading chariot, Assyrian ca 728 BC from Nimrud, Central Palace
Horse and men leading chariot, Assyrian ca 728 BC from Nimrud, Central Palace
Pair of protective spirits, an Ugallu, 'Great Lion', preceded by what may be the House God, Assyrian ca 700-692 BC, from Ninveh
Pair of protective spirits, an Ugallu, 'Great Lion', preceded by what may be the House God, Assyrian ca 700-692 BC, from Ninveh
Cast of palace doorway, Persepolis (Iran) ca 470-450 BC
Cast of palace doorway, Persepolis (Iran) ca 470-450 BC
Cast of palace doorway, Persepolis (Iran) ca 470-450 BC
Cast of palace doorway, Persepolis (Iran) ca 470-450 BC
King, probably Xerxes, sitting on a throne, holding a sceptre and lotus flower with an attendant behind, Persepolis ca 470-459BC
King, probably Xerxes, sitting on a throne, holding a sceptre and lotus flower with an attendant behind, Persepolis ca 470-459BC
Cast of royal hero from doorway, Persepolis (Iran) ca 490-470 BC
Cast of royal hero from doorway, Persepolis (Iran) ca 490-470 BC
Glazed brick guardsman, Susa (Iran) ca 521-500 BC
Glazed brick guardsman, Susa (Iran) ca 521-500 BC