Ashurnasirpal II hunts lions

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 23 June 2014
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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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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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