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High-Ranking Assyrian Officials
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High-Ranking Assyrian Officials

This almost 3 meter high alabaster bas-relief depicts 4 high-ranking Assyrian officials or dignitaries, stepping forward to greet the Assyrian king, Sargon II. Leading them is the Assyrian Turtanu (not shown here), who should first meet and...
Assyrian Hunters from Khorsabad
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Assyrian Hunters from Khorsabad

This relief is one of 3 large slabs depicting Assyrian men, with their horses, hunting in what appears to be a pine forest. From the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. On display...
Assyrian Horsemen from Khorsabad
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Assyrian Horsemen from Khorsabad

This relief is one of 3 large slabs depicting Assyrian men, with their horses, hunting in what appears to be a pine forest. From the Royal Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad, in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq. Circa 710 BCE. On display...
Statue of a Minor Deity from Khorsabad
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Statue of a Minor Deity from Khorsabad

This statue of a minor deity (probably Ea, god of water and sea) stands and holds a vessel in his hands, from which water flows. It is one of a pair of statues which were found outside the entrance (in front of trees) to the Temple of Sin...
Statue of Shalmaneser III from Nimrud
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Statue of Shalmaneser III from Nimrud

This statue represents Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-824 BCE) and was found by a peasant accidentally in the early spring of 1956. It was badly fragmented at the south-east corner of Nimrud city wall, at the foot of the acropolis. The statue's...
Glazed Wall Panel from Fort Shalmaneser
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Glazed Wall Panel from Fort Shalmaneser

This large wall panel of vibrant glazed bricks was once placed above the entrance to a vast room (T3) next to Shalmaneser III's throne room at Fort Shalmaneser in Nimrud (in modern-day Nineveh Governorate, Iraq). The whole panel is composed...
Neo-Assyrian Political Pact Stele, Al-Anbar
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Neo-Assyrian Political Pact Stele, Al-Anbar

Only this fragment of a large stele has survived. On the surface, the Assyrian and Babylonian kings were carved in relief. The cuneiform inscription narrates a political treaty between them. The faces of the kings were deliberately vandalized...
Map of Jewish Deportations
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Map of Jewish Deportations

A map showing the deportation of the Jews by the Assyrians.
Assyrian Warriors Relief
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Assyrian Warriors Relief

These 1-meter high basalt reliefs depict Assyrian warriors of different ranks in procession with a royal chariot led by the commander in chief of the Assyrian army. These reliefs were acquired and gathered during the years 1848, 1946, 1948...
The Black Obelisk of King Shalmaneser III
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The Black Obelisk of King Shalmaneser III

This obelisk was erected as a public monument in 825 BCE at a time of civil war. The relief sculptures glorify the achievements of King Shalmaneser III and his commander-in-chief . It lists their military campaigns of 31 years and the tribute...