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Cylinder Seals in Ancient Mesopotamia - Their History and Significance
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Cylinder Seals in Ancient Mesopotamia - Their History and Significance

Among the most interesting and revealing artifacts discovered from ancient Mesopotamia are the objects known as cylinder seals. These fairly small items may be seen today in museum exhibits around the world but, perhaps owing to their size...
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Article by Jan van der Crabben

The Family in Ancient Mesopotamia

In ancient Mesopotamia the family was the basic unit of society that was governed by specific patriarchal rules. Monogamy was the rule, even though the nobility could have concubines. The purchase of wives from their fathers was common...
Assyrian reliefs
Article by Trustees of the British Museum

Assyrian reliefs

Mostly dating from the period 880-612 BCE, these carved scenes are found on free-standing stelae and as panels cut on cliffs and rocks at distant places reached by the Assyrian kings during their campaigns. The most spectacular use of stone...
The Nimrud Ivories: Their Discovery & History
Article by Joshua J. Mark

The Nimrud Ivories: Their Discovery & History

In 1845 CE, the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard began excavations at the ruins of the city of Nimrud in the region which is northern Iraq in the present day. Layard's expedition was part of a larger movement at the time to uncover ancient...
3D Digital Art Ancient Nineveh - Ashurbanipal, Assyria
Video by TheObserversTV

3D Digital Art Ancient Nineveh - Ashurbanipal, Assyria

Ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh shown in almost real-time (in modern day Iraq, Assyria Regional Governorate)
Cradles of Civilization - Assyria
Video by DrDavidNeiman

Cradles of Civilization - Assyria

In the final part of his Near East lecture, Dr. David Neiman discusses the Assyrian civilization that eventually came to dominate the Near East in the late second millennium BCE. He details the archives found at Mari and Nuzi, and ends with...
Digital Reconstruction of the Northwest Palace, Nimrud, Assyria
Video by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Digital Reconstruction of the Northwest Palace, Nimrud, Assyria

This video reconstructs the Nortwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II at Nimrud (near modern Mosul in northern Iraq) as it would have appeared during his reign in the ninth century B.C. The video moves from the outer courtyards of the palace into...
A Groom and Horses from Western Assyria
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

A Groom and Horses from Western Assyria

This scene is part of a large alabaster bas-relief which shows a tributary procession from Western Assyria (probably in modern-day Syria or Turkey). Here, we can see a groom leading two horses. From Khorsabad (ancient Dur-Sharrukin), in modern-day...
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Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, 2254-2218 B.C.E.

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=OY79AuGZDNI Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian, pink limestone, 2254-2218 B.C.E. (Louvre, Paris) This monument depicts the Akkadian victory over the Lullubi Mountain people. In the12th...
The rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire - Marian H Feldman
Video by TED-Ed

The rise and fall of the Assyrian Empire - Marian H Feldman

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-assyrian-empire-marian-h-feldman Before the sun never set on the British Empire; before Genghis Khan swept...