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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 21 August 2017

This section from a much larger gypsum wall relief shows the climax of a royal lion hunt. The lion is shown in his final death throes, blood pouring from his mouth. Neo-Assyrian Period, c. 645 BCE. From the North Palace of Ashurbanipal II at Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Currently housed in the British Museum in London. Presented by Miss Lilian Boutcher.

About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2017, August 21). Assyrian Dying Lion. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Dying Lion." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 21, 2017.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Assyrian Dying Lion." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 21 Aug 2017. Web. 25 Apr 2019.

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