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Another Ariamanus Statue Found: The Evil Spirit of Mithraic Religion
Articleby Touraj Daryaee

Another Ariamanus Statue Found: The Evil Spirit of Mithraic Religion

It is rare when a new find creates renewed interest in an old subject. Here, the new find is a leontocephaline (lion-headed) figure of unknown provenance, weighing 5.8 kg and 37 cm in height with a width of 14 cm. Its base is partially broken...
Game Interview: Old World by Mohawk Games
Articleby Jan van der Crabben

Game Interview: Old World by Mohawk Games

In this article, we interview the creators of Old World, the new upcoming game by Mohawk Games. We are here with Leyla Johnson, the head writer of the game and CEO, and Soren Johnson, who is the creative director. Jan (Ancient History...
Opening the Way to India
Articleby Sanujit

Opening the Way to India

Possibly being overjoyed by the tales of mythical exploits of Heracles, Semiramis, the fabled queen of Assyria, Cyrus, King of Persia and so on, Alexander the Great set out from the tiny kingdom of Macedon for a daring adventure, unheard...
Tribute of King Sangar and the City of Carchemish
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Tribute of King Sangar and the City of Carchemish

The upper and lower registers show tribute of king Sangar and the city of Carchemish. Shalmaneser III's military campaign in northern Syria, attack on the city of Carchemish, c. 858 BCE. Detail, bronze band from the Balawat gates. Embossed...
Battle of Qarqar
Imageby Ancient Warfare Magazine/ Karwansaray Publishers

Battle of Qarqar

Illustration of the Battle of Qarqar in 853 BCE between the Neo-Assyrian Empire led by Shalmaneser III and an alliance of twelve kings who waged war against him. Illustration by by Seán Ó’Brógáín.
Sennacherib and the Fall of Lachish
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Sennacherib and the Fall of Lachish

This wall relief depicts the Assyrian king Sennacherib after the fall of Lachish (Lakhisha), the second largest city in Judah Kingdom. The king sits on a marvelous throne and watches prisoners. He also greets an Assyrian official who appears...
Flood Tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Flood Tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh

This is the 11th tablet of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The cuneiform text on this tablet is startlingly similar to the Biblical story of Noah and his ark in the Book of Genesis. When George Smith, an assistant in the British Museum first read...
Clay Tablet Naming Gyges of Lydia
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Clay Tablet Naming Gyges of Lydia

This clay tablet is inscribed in a cuneiform script. It is an account of the Egyptian campaigns of Ashurbanipal II, king of Assyria (reigned 668-627 BCE) and his reception of an embassy from Gyges, the first king of Lydia. From the library...
Assyrian Chariots in Phoenicia and the Storming of Khazazu
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian Chariots in Phoenicia and the Storming of Khazazu

The upper register shows Assyrian chariots in Phoenicia while the lower register shows the storming of the city of Khazazu. Shalmaneser III's military campaign in Phoenicia, c. 859 BCE. Detail, bronze band from the Balawat gates. Embossed...
Assyrian Chariots & Cavalry & the Slaughter of Men from Khazazu
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Assyrian Chariots & Cavalry & the Slaughter of Men from Khazazu

The upper register shows Assyrian chariots and cavalry (and two officers) while the lower register shows the slaughtering of men from the city of Khazazu. Shalmaneser III's military campaign in Phoenicia, c. 859 BCE. Detail, bronze band from...