164. Assyria and Mesopotamia

by Jarvo Laysell June. 13, 2010 15281 views

When I previously did a post of items from the British Museum, my friend Shaparak asked if I could post more from Persian heritage. I hope this fits the bill, although I fear these might be geographically a little further to the West than perhaps Shaparak would have preferred.

Wall sculpture from the palace of King Tilglath-Pileser III (744-727 BC) at Nimrud.

Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal on a lion hunt circa 860 BC.

Sadly these poor creatures were easy targets for “brave” men in chariots.

This bull looks like it might have come from Andalucia [static.guim.co.uk], but it didn't.

The Royal Game of Ur. [en.wikipedia.org]

The Queen of The Night, Mesopotamian godess circa 1750 BC. Looks like a forerunner of the Scissor Sisters to me.

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David Cardona 7 years, 3 months ago

sUpErb!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 7 years, 3 months ago

What wonderful carvings - fascinating stuff.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 3 months ago

Very good shot from these interesting historical legacies.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Manuele 7 years, 3 months ago

great set

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lis 7 years, 3 months ago

it makes me remember my history class.. where did you see these? Nice set!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kathy Ngo 7 years, 3 months ago

how I wish I could go there and see it myself

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 7 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting and informative post, Jon - I really liked it!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 3 months ago

These are some cool items, especially that last one.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 7 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful set!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 3 months ago

They let use use your camera inside the British Museum? How civilised that is!!! Not here, oh no!!
I risk jail time every time I sneek a bad picture in our museums here.
Now, Iraq and Iran do not seem to be on very friendly terms with each other, but these divisions into separate countries nowadays seem to be so haphazardly drawn up, who knows how people really feel about each other. Long wars do not make it easy to like each other, though. To me everything you photographed is a miracle in and by itself, regardless whether the place they come from, now belongs to Iran or some other country.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 3 months ago

Great set Jon! He will like it!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 7 years, 3 months ago

because of the last pic I remembered immediately my last Thai massage when at the end this tiny ladies are walking on your back
great set btw

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Luucha 7 years, 3 months ago

SPECIAL SET!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Fernando 7 years, 3 months ago

El Museo Británico es espectacular. El año pasado fui a visitarlo y espero volver otra vez.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
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