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
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
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.
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.