Kalhu (also known as Caleh, Calah, and Nimrud, in modern-day northern Iraq) was a city in ancient Mesopotamia that became...
King Ashurbanipal in a detail of a Neo-Assyrian relief depicting a lion hunt (British Museum).
King Ashurnasirpal II
King Ashurnasipal II of Assyira (reigned 883 - 859 B.C.), flanked by eagle-headed protective spirits, of which only...
Lamassu from Ashurnasirpal II Palace
This is a pair of guardian figures (winged human-headed lions) that flanked one of the entrances into the throne room...
Lion-hunting Scene, King Ashurbanipal
In ancient Assyria, lion-hunting was considered the sport of kings, symbolic of the ruling monarch’s duty to protect...
Map of Jewish Deportations
A map showing the deportation of the Jews by the Assyrians.
Map of Mesopotamia, 2000-1600 BC
A general map of Mesopotamia and its neighbouring territories which roughly covers the period from 2000-1600 BC reveals...
Map of the ancient Near East during the Amarna Period
Map of the ancient Near East during the Amarna Period, showing the great powers of the period: Egypt (green), Hatti (yellow...
The Kingdom of Mittani, known to the people of the land, and the Assyrians, as Hanigalbat and to the Egyptians as Naharin...
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.