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Human-headed and Winged Apkallu from Nimrud
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Human-headed and Winged Apkallu from Nimrud

This is an alabaster bas-relief depicting a standing human-headed and winged sage or genie; this is Apkallu, a protective spirit. He wears a horned helmet, elaborate dress, and marvellous accessories. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th century BCE...
Stone Tablet of Queen Yaba
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Stone Tablet of Queen Yaba

This stone tablet was found in a niche into the right-hand wall of the space leading to the burial chamber of Tomb II (one of the vaulted burial chambers of the so-called Queens' Tombs inside the North-West Palace at Nimrud). The cuneiform...
Basalt Container from Nimrud
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Basalt Container from Nimrud

This basalt container was inscribed with the name of the Assyrian king Tukulti-Ninurta II (r. 891-884 BCE). It was probably used for placing flags before certain deities. From Nimrud, Iraq. On Display at the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, Republic...
Tribute Bearer from Nimrud
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Tribute Bearer from Nimrud

This alabaster bas-relief is part of a larger one depicting a sequence of tribute bearers. Here, this man shows a gesture of submission, reflected by his raised arms. The "Standard Inscription" of Ashurnasirpal II appears on the lower half...
Fragment of an Ivory Cylinder from Fort Shalmaneser
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Fragment of an Ivory Cylinder from Fort Shalmaneser

This is a fragment of an ivory cylinder. The original decorative insets are lost. Neo-Assyrian Period, 8th century BCE. From Fort Shalmaneser at Nimrud, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. A loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA...
Royal Duck-shaped Weight from Nimrud
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Royal Duck-shaped Weight from Nimrud

The lion engraved on this duck-shaped weight shows that this is an official palace weight and therefore a royal property. Neo-Assyrian Period, 800-700 BCE. From the North-West Palace at Nimrud, Northern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (British...
Decorative Wall Tile from Nimrud
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Decorative Wall Tile from Nimrud

This tile once decorated one of the walls of the North-West palace at the ancient city of Nimrud. 9th century BCE. From Nimrud, Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)
Digital Reconstruction of the Northwest Palace, Nimrud, Assyria
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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...
Stone Foundation Document  of King Adad-Nirari I
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Stone Foundation Document of King Adad-Nirari I

Rectangular stone foundation document of the Assyrian king Adad-Nirari I. It recounts the king's victories over the Mitanni, who had failed to gain Hittite support, and the extension of Assyrian rule west to the Euphrates. The stone appears...
Assur
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Assur

Assur (also Ashur, Anshar) is the god of the Assyrians who was elevated from a local deity of the city of Ashur to the supreme god of the Assyrian pantheon. The Assyrian Empire, like the later Roman Empire, had a great talent for borrowing...
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