Ashurnasirpal II hunts lions

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published on 23 June 2014

In this wall relief, the Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II stands in a royal chariot and hunts lions. Neo-Assyrian era, 865-860 BCE. From Room B (the throne room), North-West palace at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu; Biblical Calah), northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).


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