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Assyrian warship (probably built by Phoenicians) with two rows of oars, relief from Nineveh, c. 700 BC

Gypsum wall panel relief: depicting the protective spirit, the Ugallu or 'great lion' with a dagger. Formed of two fragments joined.Neo-Assyrian, 700BC-692BC.

The Royal lion hunt reliefs from the Assyrian palace at Nineveh, about 645-635 B.C., housed at the British Museum.

Transport of Cedar from Lebanon by boat, long oars, sea-life in low relief: Sargon II. Khorsabad, Iraq. 8th C. BCE

Assyrian stone wall panel from Nimrud, Central Palace, northern Iraq. Dates to 728 BC. Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum

A woman and a boy riding a mule, seated on a comfortable-looking two-seat saddle construction. They are part of a group of Assyrian soldiers and Babylonian deportees in a depiction of the events after the capture of Sahrina during the wars in Babylonia in 702 BC. Fragment of the carved stone decorations of Room 70 in king Sennacherib's Southwest Palace at Nineveh. Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, AN 1933.1575. Photo by Karen Radner. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sargon

Siege of a City, detail: Archers defending the walls. ca.850 BC. Ancient Assyrian relief from the British Museum, London.

Relief of a bird-headed Apkallu from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud The Apkallu (Akkadian) or Abgal (Sumerian), are seven sages, demigods who are said to have been created by the god Enki to establish culture and give civilization to mankind. They served as priests of Enki and as advisers or sages to the earliest rulers of Sumer before the flood. They are credited with giving mankind the Me (moral code), the crafts, and the arts. Apkallu reliefs also appear in Assyrian palaces as…

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