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British Museum - Assyria

Ancient Assyria was located on the Upper Tigris River in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq
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The British Museum houses a large collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East
The British Museum houses a large collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East
The capture of Astartu (Jordan) and the king in his chariot, Assyrian ca 730 BC from Nimrud
The capture of Astartu (Jordan) and the king in his chariot, Assyrian ca 730 BC from Nimrud
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III - attendants bring two-humped camels, tribute from Musri, a country far to the east
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III - attendants bring two-humped camels, tribute from Musri, a country far to the east
Human-headed winged lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud in modern Iraq 30 km SE of Mosul
Human-headed winged lion, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud in modern Iraq 30 km SE of Mosul
Protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud, Northwest Palace
Protective spirit, Assyrian ca 860 BC, from Nimrud, Northwest Palace
Pair of protective spirits: an Ugallu, 'Great Lion', preceded by what may be the House God, Assyrian, ca 700 BC from Nineveh
Pair of protective spirits: an Ugallu, 'Great Lion', preceded by what may be the House God, Assyrian, ca 700 BC from Nineveh
Prisoners from the town of -alammu, Assyrian ca 700 BC from Nineveh (modern day Iraq, near Mosul)
Prisoners from the town of -alammu, Assyrian ca 700 BC from Nineveh (modern day Iraq, near Mosul)
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Campaigning in southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, Nineveh, Southwest Palace
Bull being led through southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, from Nineveh
Bull being led through southern Iraq, Assyrian, ca 640 BC, from Nineveh
Detail from the manufacture and transport of a colossal stone bull, Assyrian ca 700 BC, Nineveh
Detail from the manufacture and transport of a colossal stone bull, Assyrian ca 700 BC, Nineveh
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