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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...
Ivory Writing-Board from Nimrud
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Ivory Writing-Board from Nimrud

This is the outer cover of the ivory writing-boards (6 in number) incised with four lines of Assyrian cuneiform text, giving the title of the astrological script which was a compilation of omens ordered by Neo-Assyrian king Sargon II (reigned...
Hero Overpowering a Lion
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Hero Overpowering a Lion

The Hero Overpowering a Lion Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient city of Dur Sharrukin, facade N of the throne room of the palace of Sargon II, Assyria (Iraq). High relief, gypseous alabaster, traces...
Archer Relief, Khorsabad
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Archer Relief, Khorsabad

This gypsum relief, which depicts an archer, was part of a larger wall relief that demonstrates the Assyrian army and Sargon II's attack on the city of Amqaruna (Biblical Ekron) in central Palestine, probably in 720 BCE. The archer holds...
Sennacherib as a Crown Prince
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Sennacherib as a Crown Prince

Detail of a gypsum wall relief showing an Assyrian Official wearing a diadem, possibly Sennacherib, the crown prince, who faces Sargon II, his father (not shown here). Neo-Assyrian Period, 710-705 BCE. From the palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad...
Glass Jar of Sargon II
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Glass Jar of Sargon II

This glass vessel was carved out of a solid block and the center was drilled out thereafter. Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II, 721-705 BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British Museum...