Ashurnasirpal II Lion Hunting

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2017

This gypsum wall relief depicts a classical Assyrian lion-hunting scene. The striking feature is that the king wears a diadem with a rosette on it, instead of the typical conical head-cap of the Assyrian kings. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th century BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (Pergamon Museum, Germany)



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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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