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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III was made in the 9th century BC in ancient Assyria. It is about 6+ feet in height & is made of fine grained black limestone. The cuneiform text reads "Tribute of Jehu, son of Omri.." Jehu and Omri were Israelite kings who are referred to in the Bible (1&2 Kings). A close-up photo showing an Israelite, possibly Jehu, bowing to the king of Assyria can be seen by clicking "Read more" below. The obelisk was found in 1846 in Nimrud and is now in the British…

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III was made in the century BC in ancient…

Ancient book???  The circular clay tablet shown above was discovered 150 years ago at Nineveh the capital of ancient Assyria, in what is now Iraq. The tablet shows drawings of constellations and pictogram-based text known as cuneiform which was used by the Sumerians, the earliest known civilization in the world. For decades scientists have failed to decipher the tablet. In 2008 two scientists, Alan Bond and Mark Hempsell from Bristol University finally cracked the cuneiform code.

This 5000 year old clay tablet was discovered at Nineveh the capital of ancient Assyria. The tablet shows drawings of constellations and pictogram-based text known as cuneiform which was used by the Sumerians.

sumerian civilization | Sumerians and the Anunnaki Cuneiform Granger « UFO-Contact News

Cuneiform Babylonian stone tablet of King Nabu-apla-iddina and seated sun-god Samas. From Sippar, B.

Winged human-headed bull  Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC)  Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq  High relief and sculpture in the round; gypseous alabaster  Louvre Museum

Winged human-headed bull Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq High relief and sculpture in the round

Clothing from the ancient kingdom of Assyria, locatedin Mesopotamia. As with Sumer, and all the ancient cities, the problem is scarse sources.

Clothing from the ancient kingdom of Assyria, located in Mesopotamia. As with Sumer, and all the ancient cities, the problem is scarse sources.

Ancient Mesopotamia Civilizations WAR Card Game: Sumer, Babylon, Assyria, and Phoenicia

Ancient Civilizations of Mesopotamia WAR Card Game

sumerian alphabet. I'm thinking there must be some way of turning these into a decorative pattern.

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CC Cycle 1 Week 1 The Sumerian language, an isolate written in cuneiform. The most banal things (accounting records for example) give us an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday life in ancient Sumer.

Assyrian warriors - 600s BC

assyrian warriors of the royal guard

Mesopotamia, Civilization And The Sumerians: The cradle

Mesopotamia, Civilization And The Sumerians: The Cradle and the Fertile Crescent

Human-headed winged bull (lamassu) [Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia] (32.143.2)

Human–headed winged lion (lamassu) Date: B. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

History-channel-documentary-ancient-assyria - Google Search

History-channel-documentary-ancient-assyria - Google Search

So Neat.  This person drew coloring pages for what girls might wear in some of the major ancient civilizations.  There are about 5 pages and they are so well drawn.

Ancient Assyrian Girls, by Scargut the Gutless. I researched Assyrian clothing for the characters in this story.

Babylonian Kudurru, land grant, 16th BCE, Mesopotamia. Kudurru was a type of stone document used as boundary stones and as records of land grants to vassals by the Kassites in ancient Babylonia between the 16th and 12th centuries BCE.The word is Akkadian for "frontier" or "boundary"  Marduk-nadin-ahhe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kudurru was a type of stone document used as boundary stones and as records of land grants to vassals by the Kassites in ancient Babylonia between the to centuries BC.

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