Sargon II and Sennacherib
In this gypsum wall relief, the Assyrian king Sargon II, who holds a long staff, greets a high official (who still holds a sword at his side), in very close proximity, almost touching him. This official is probably his son, Sennacherib, the...
Sargon II, Khorsabad
Detail of a gypsum wall relief showing the Assyrian King Sargon II. Neo-Assyrian Period, 710-705 BCE. From the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, Mesopotamia, Modern-day Iraq. (The British Museum, London).
Alabaster Jar of Sargon II
The cuneiform inscription on this alabaster vessel mentions that it belongs to king Sargon II. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II, 721-705 BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum...
Birth of Sargon of Akkad
Clay tablet with the birth of Sargon of Akkad and his argument with the king of Kish, late 3rd millennium BCE, now in the Louvre, Paris
Octagonal Prism of Sargon II from Khorsabad
The cuneiform inscription on this octagonal spindle-shaped clay prism narrates the military campaigns of the Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned 722 - 705 BCE). Neo-Assyrian period, late 8th century BCE. From Nineveh, in modern-day Ninawa...
Sargon II Basalt Stele
This embossed human head stele is believed to be Sargon II (reigned 722-705 BCE) "who was one of the most important kings of the Neo-Assyrian Empire as founder of the Sargonid Dynasty." He is the father of Sennacherib (reigned 705-681 BCE...
Relief of Sargon II
The first Mesopotamian piece of the Museum of Art History in Brussels, the piece was bought in 1854 CE from Luigi Calamatta (1801 - 1869 CE) by Antoine G.B. Schayes (curator from 1847 to 1859 CE). Relief, Reign of Sargon II (722-705 BCE...
Amazing Drone Footage of Nubian Pyramids
Armed with a remotely operated mini-helicopter, National Geographic engineer Alan Turchik gets a bird’s-eye view of 3,000-year-old royal burial chambers. The unique perspective is helping to unravel ancient Nubian mysteries. Click...
The Oldest Complete Song from Ancient Greece
The Seikilos Stele contains the the oldest complete song and dates to c.100 BCE. This video explores how the stele was found and how the song sounds; it is sung at 2:28 As long as you live, shine forth do not at all grieve, Life exists...
Basilica of Constantine, Rome, c. 306-312
A conversation with Dr. Darius Arya and Dr. Beth Harris at the Basilica of Constantine, Rome, c. 306-312