Assyrian art and architecture
The architecture of Mesopotamian is the ancient architecture of the region of the Tigris–Euphrates river system (also known as Mesopotamia), encompassing several distinct cultures and spanning a perio...
What Is The Oldest Known Piece Of Music?
The history of music is as old as humanity itself. Archaeologists have found primitive flutes made of bone and ivory dating back as far as 43,000 years, and it’s likely that many ancient musical style...
Urban history
Urban history is a field of history that examines the historical nature of cities and towns, and the process of urbanization. The approach is often multidisciplinary, crossing boundaries into fields l...
What Is The Oldest Known Piece Of Music?
The history of music is as old as humanity itself. Archaeologists have found primitive flutes made of bone and ivory dating back as far as 43,000 years, and it’s likely that many ancient musical style...
Shikaft-e Gulgul
Shikaft-e Gulgul (or Gulgulcave) site is an Assyria rock relief and inscription located in the vicinity of Gulgul, a village near Mount Pushta-e Kuh at Ilam in Iran. It was discovered by Louis Vande...
Winged genie
Winged Genii is the conventional term for a recurring motif in Assyrian iconography.Winged genies are usually bearded male figures sporting birds' wings. The Genii are a reappearing trait in ancient ...
Nimrud ivories
The Nimrud ivories are carved ivory plaques and figures dating from the 9th to the 7th centuries BC that were excavated from the Assyrian city of Nimrud (in modern Ninawa in Iraq) during the 19th and ...
Art of Mesopotamia
The art of Mesopotamia has survived in the archaeological record from early hunter-gatherer societies (10th millennium BC) on to the Bronze Age cultures of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyr...
Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III
The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III is a black limestone Neo-Assyrian bas-relief sculpture from Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), in northern Iraq, commemorating the deeds of King Shalmaneser III (reigned 858-...
Bucket and cone
Bucket and Cone refer to twin attributes that are frequently held in the hands of various genies depicted in Neo-Assyrian art (and especially palace reliefs) - sometimes, however, only the bucket is h...
White Obelisk of Ashurnasirpal I
The White Obelisk of Ashurnasirpal I is a large stone monolith found at the ancient Assyrian settlement of Nineveh, northern Iraq. Excavated by the British archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam in 1853, it is ...
Rakhleh
Rakhlah (Arabic: رخلة‎; also spelled Rakhleh or Rakleh), previously known as Zenopolis, is a village situated 31 kilometres (19 mi) west of Damascus, Syria. According to the Syria Centr...
Rakhlah
Rakhlah (Arabic: رخلة‎; also spelled Rakhleh or Rakleh), previously known as Zenopolis, is a village situated 31 kilometres (19 mi) west of Damascus, Syria. According to the Syria Centr...
Assyrian statue (BM 124963)
The Assyrian statue (British Museum number 124963) was originally set up in the temple of Ishtar in Nineveh (near the modern city of Mosul in northern Iraq). The statue remains the only known Assyrian...
Architecture of Mesopotamia
The architecture of Mesopotamian is the ancient architecture of the region of the Tigris–Euphrates river system (also known as Mesopotamia), encompassing several distinct cultures and spanning a perio...