Assyrian war campaign, 8th c BCE. In the bottom soldiers carrying captured gods back to Assyria as a proof of their inferiority to Ashur power.[3926×3928]

Assyrian war campaign, 8th c BCE. In the bottom soldiers carrying captured gods back to Assyria as a proof of their inferiority to Ashur power.[3926×3928]

Cuneiform inscriptions from relief depicting siege of Lachish (701 BCE): “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.”[840×560]

Cuneiform inscriptions from relief depicting siege of Lachish (701 BCE): “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.”[840×560]

Amarna letter (Ashur-uballit I to Amenhotep III and Akhenaten) EA 15 titled: “Assyria joins the international scene”, Assyria 14th c. BCE[3000×4000].

Amarna letter (Ashur-uballit I to Amenhotep III and Akhenaten) EA 15 titled: “Assyria joins the international scene”, Assyria 14th c. BCE[3000×4000].

Clay tablets (books) from Ashurbanipal’s Library (containing originally over 30,000 cuneiform tablets) at the exhibition in British Museum, Assyria 7th century BC[1960×1775]

Clay tablets (books) from Ashurbanipal’s Library (containing originally over 30,000 cuneiform tablets) at the exhibition in British Museum, Assyria 7th century BC[1960×1775]

Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia, 2 vols. Edited and Translated by Daniel David Luckenbill – This set is among my prized possessions [OC] [2305×2735]

Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia, 2 vols. Edited and Translated by Daniel David Luckenbill – This set is among my prized possessions [OC] [2305×2735]