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Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)
Video by Lina Meerchyad

Khorsabad (Dur-Sharrukin)

3D reconstruction of Khorsabad designed by Kais Jacob Ishak. KHORSABAD (Dur-Sharrukin) Capital of the Assyrian Empire in the ancient world (Mesopotamia) built by King Sargon II in 717 BCE.  
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Video by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Assyrian Palace Reliefs (82nd & Fifth)

http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/hyperreality Explore this object: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/relief-panel-assyrian-32.143.4 "That infinite image creates an endless echoing, which is almost dizzying and supernatural."...
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Video by Emory University

Assyrian Relief from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II

Monique Seefried, consulting curator of Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, describes this stone palace wall relief panel of an Assyrian winged deity from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II (reigned 883-859 BCE) from the ancient...
Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (UNESCO/NHK)
Video by UNESCO TV NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai

Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat) (UNESCO/NHK)

The ancient city of Ashur in Iraq is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia in a specific geo-ecological zone, at the borderline between rain-fed and irrigation agriculture. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From...
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Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions (Assyrian)

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=J5iEY4hapMQ Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions, relief from the North Palace, Ninevah, Assyrian, c. 645-635 B.C.E. (British Museum) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris
Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II
Video by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy

Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II

Lamassu (winged human-headed bulls possibly lamassu or shedu) from the citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, Iraq), Neo-Assyrian, c. 720-705 B.C.E., gypseous alabaster, 4.20 x 4.36 x 0.97 m, excavated by P.-E. Botta 1843-44...
Sam'al Stela of the Assyrian King Esarhaddon
Video by Osama SM Amin

Sam'al Stela of the Assyrian King Esarhaddon

This commemorative basalt stela depicts the Assyrian king Esarhaddon worshiping gods and symbols of gods. The king's left hand holds a royal mace and two ropes. These ropes pass through the lips of two captives. The kneeling smaller figure...
82nd & Fifth: Ashurnasirpal II Reliefs
Video by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

82nd & Fifth: Ashurnasirpal II Reliefs

http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/hyperreality Explore this object: http://82nd-and-fifth.metmuseum.org/relief-panel-assyrian-32.143.4 "That infinite image creates an endless echoing, which is almost dizzying and supernatural."...
Assyrian Lion Hunt Relief
Image by Jan van der Crabben (Photographer)

Assyrian Lion Hunt Relief

The King's role was to protect his people from enemies. In ancient Assyria, this was symbolized in the lion hunt, when the king went out to kill lions. Lions were not uncommon in the Ancient Near East. King Ashurbanipal of Assyria noted...
Map of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, c. 1300 BCE
Image by Jan van der Crabben

Map of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East, c. 1300 BCE

Map of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East c. 1300 BCE, showing the period of Great Powers, with the six large kingdoms and empires (the Hittites, the Mycenaean Civilization, Assyria, Babylonia, Elam and the New Kingdom of Egypt) co-existing...