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Grandes inventos de Mesopotamia - http://www.cultura10.com/grandes-inventos-de-mesopotamia/

Lamassu (Human-headed winged bull) relief from king Sargon II's palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad, Iraq), ca.

Mesopotamia | EL ARCA DE LOS DIOSES

Sargon II (ruled 722 BC - 705 BC) and dignitary. Low-relief from the wall of the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. Currently located at the Louvre Museum, France.

Lamassus de Khorsabad (Sargón II)

Winged human-headed bull (Lamassu) Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq

Vaca amamantando a sus terneros Mesopotamia,marfil Fecha: Siglo VIII a.C.

Vaca amamantando a sus terneros Mesopotamia,marfil Fecha: Siglo VIII a.C.

En el arte, los Lamasu eran representados como híbridos, toros o leones alados con la cabeza de un hombre. Estos grandes genios mesopotámicos pueden verse hoy día conservados en museos como el Museo Británico en Londres, Museo del Louvre de París, Museo Nacional de Irak en Bagdad, Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York, Museo de Pérgamo en Berlín y el Instituto Oriental de Chicago.

En el arte, los Lamasu eran representados como híbridos, toros o leones alados con la cabeza de un hombre. Estos grandes genios mesopotámicos pueden verse hoy día conservados en museos como el Museo Británico en Londres, Museo del Louvre de París, Museo Nacional de Irak en Bagdad, Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York, Museo de Pérgamo en Berlín y el Instituto Oriental de Chicago.

Our version of the elusive Assyrian king, Ashur-nadin-apli. Detail of relief depicting figure of guardian lion, from ancient Nineveh, Iraq / De Agostini Picture Library

Our version of the elusive Assyrian king, Ashur-nadin-apli. Detail of relief depicting figure of guardian lion, from ancient Nineveh, Iraq / De Agostini Picture Library

Lion, symbol of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, from the Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BCE by order of King Nebuchadnezzar II.

Detail of the Ishtar Gate

Lion, symbol of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, from the Ishtar-Gate ancient-history

Winged bulls, Dur Sharrukin (present day Khorsabad), 713 BC Akkad, Mesopotamia

Winged bulls, Dur Sharrukin (present day Khorsabad), 713 BC Akkad, Mesopotamia

Human–headed winged lion (lamassu)   Date: 883–859 B.C. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

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)

Reconstruction of the ancient city of Babylon was created by me between March and May of 2013 for the Mesopotamia exhibition of the Royal Ontario Museum

Reconstruction of the ancient city of Babylon was created by me between March and May of 2013 for the Mesopotamia exhibition of the Royal Ontario Museum - with an important interactive link!

Hittite-Aram, gate relief, Sakçagözü, Museum  of Anatolian Civilization , Ankara (Ekrem Akurgal) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

Hittite-Aram, gate relief, Sakçagözü, Museum of Anatolian Civilization , Ankara (Ekrem Akurgal) (Erdinç Bakla archive)

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Ancient | Persian sculptures

Ancient Persian sculptures

A collection of posts and stories from an occasional Pathfinder / Thieves World campaign in North London

Relief of griffins, Persian, from Susa, Achaemenid Dynasty, c.500 BC (glazed bricks). King of Persia from 521 BC; Persian by birth and bred in the Zoroastrian faith which became state religion; disc behind the griffins is of the God Ahura Mazda, God of Wisdom

Relief of griffins, Persian, from Susa, Achaemenid Dynasty, c.500 BC (glazed bricks). King of Persia from 521 BC; Persian by birth and bred in the Zoroastrian faith which became state religion; disc behind the griffins is of the God Ahura Mazda, God of Wisdom

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