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Assyrian Lion Hunt Relief, Nineveh


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 August 2017
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This partially preserved gypsum wall relief was part of a longer sequence. It depicts the typical royal hunting of lions. The king, Ashurbanipal II, thrusts a spear onto a leaping and furious lion. Behind him, an Elamite squire assists him. Partially appearing on the far right is a groom leading a horse. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Ashurbanipal II, 668-627 BCE. From the North Palace at Nineveh, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 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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