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Mesopotamia  حضارات ما بين النهرين

 

(Updated 20/04/2013 )

       
Photos below courtesy of Dr Saad Al-Fattal,

Nineveh - Iraq in the British Museum

 

   
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Hall No.1, Assyrian relief

   
         
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Hall No.2, Assyrian relief
 

   
         
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Hall No.3, Assyrian relief
 

   
         
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Winged Bull Guarding Assyrian palace gate, Nimrud
 

   
         
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Assyrian Relief in Hall No.1

 

   
    WARS

Assyrians at wars
 

   

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Scene of Hunted lions, Nineveh by an Assyrian artist more than 2500 years ago. Note that the engrave of the tail of lion is longer than it should be as the level of the tip of the tail ought to be at the same level of the ends of lion legs

  5a Horseman with Arrow during lion hunt

 

 

Hunting lion from the back of horse, King Ashurbanipal, Nineveh

   
 
   

 

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Crossing river during war by Guffa, Nimrud, Throne Room, NW Palace


   

         
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Assyrian statue above ground, Nimrud
 

   

 

       
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King Shamshi-Adad V 823-811B.C, Nimrud
 
   
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King Asurbanipal at a royal procession in a Chario
 
   
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Lion statue guarding palace gate
 
   
   
DEITIES

Diety Assyrian Palace, Nimrud
 

   

 

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A winged eagle-headed deity
 
   
   

 

   


 
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Two-winged deity, Nimrud
 

   
         
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Eagle head deity with sacred tree, Nimrud

 

   
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 Winged deity, Nimrud, north west palace
 

   
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King Ashurbanipal hunting a lion, Nineveh, Palace of Ashurbanipal
 
   
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Big Assyrian Vase
 
   
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The Sacred Tree, Nimrud, North West Palace
 
   
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Assyrian Horseman on the way to war, Nimrud
 

   
         
         
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Fording river during war, floating on leather bag, Nimrud, Throne Room, north west palace
   
         
         
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