Eagle-Headed Protective Spirit

Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
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published on 15 September 2014

Detail of the head of an Assyrian protective spirit with the head of an eagle. It was found in the temple of Ninurta at Kalhu (Nimrud). c. 865-860 BCE.

British Museum, London, UK.



About the Author

Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company to best fulfil its mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College.

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