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NOT JUST VLAD Assyrian warriors empaling jewish prisoners after conquering Jewish fortress Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq) British Museum

Assur Relieft 10th-6th BCE Tower with defenders. Assyrians attack the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Relief BC, Tower with defenders - Assyrians attack the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle ~ 701 BC); part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq).

The Sack of the City of Hamanu; from the Palace of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (Kuyunjikl, Iraq); c. 650 B.C. Limestone; 36 x 24 1/2 (92,7x62,2 cm); Assyrian; Sacking the Elamite city with pickaxes & crowbars to pull apart fortifications; the city is on fire; soldiers who looted the city are carrying it away; Soldiers at bottom are drinking & celebrating in camp while one stands guard. Ancient Mesopotamian

The Sack of the City of Hamanu; from the Palace of Ashurbanipal at Nineveh (Kuyunjikl, Iraq); 650 B.

Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq). Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashur-nasir-pal II, circa 883–859 BCE. Pollinating the Tree of Life. LA County Museum

Tree of Life - Nimrud, Assyria (Iraq). Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashur-nasir-pal II, circa BCE. Pollinating the Tree of Life.

A unique collection of 3,000 year old ivory carvings excavated from this ancient city goes on exhibit starting next week at the British Museum. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the British Museum's Middle East expert John Curtis.

A unique collection of year old ivory carvings excavated from this ancient city goes on exhibit starting next week at the British Museum. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the British Museum's Middle East expert John Curtis.

ASSUR RELIEF 10TH-6TH BCE Assyrian warrior in front of a castle. Detail of a limestone wall relief of Nimrud-Kalash, the palace of Tiglath Pileser III (744-727 BCE), from Nimrud, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey

ASSUR RELIEF 10TH-6TH BCE Assyrian warrior in front of a castle. Detail of a limestone wall relief of Nimrud-Kalash, the palace of Tiglath Pileser III (744-727 BCE), from Nimrud, Mesopotamia (Iraq). Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey

Image 3. The Lachish Relief depicts the Assyrian army laying siege in 701 BCE to the ancient town of Lachish, in Judah, between Mount Hebron and the Mediterranean coast. The well-preserved series of gypsum wall panel reliefs decorated the Assyrian king Sennacherib's great palace at Nineveh.

Image 3. The Lachish Relief depicts the Assyrian army laying siege in 701 BCE to the ancient town of Lachish, in Judah, between Mount Hebron and the Mediterranean coast. The well-preserved series of gypsum wall panel reliefs decorated the Assyrian king Sennacherib's great palace at Nineveh.

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The Royal lion hunt reliefs from the Assyrian palace at Nineveh , about BC, British Museum

The little boy releases the Lion. The Lion reliefs at Nineveh. British Museum

The little boy releases the Lion. The Lion reliefs at Nineveh.

Stone panel from the north-west palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud, northern Iraq, neo-Assyrian, 883-859BC. Photograph: The Trustees of the British Museum

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swimmers in art: Assyrian stone panel showing soldiers crossing a river

Ancient History - Antiquity - Archeaology Stele of the Akkadian king Naram-Sin

Mesopotamian Naru Literature

Naram-Sin (reigned BCE) was the last great king of the Akkadian Empire and grandson of Sargon the Great (reigned BCE) who founded.

The collection known as the Nimrud bowls was found in Room AB of the North-West Palace at Nimrud in Assyria (now Northern Iraq) by A.H. Layard on 5 January 1850. In this room, Layard found 12 bronze cauldrons, some of them apparently originally standing on tripods.  “

Nimrud bowl was found in Room AB of the North-West Palace at Nimrud in Assyria (now Northern Iraq) by A. Layard on 5 January In this room, Layard found 12 bronze cauldrons, some of them apparently originally standing on tripods.

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Assyrian archers depicted in a relief from the South-West Palace of Nineveh. The British Museum, London, UK.

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