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    Assyrian Art and Its Influences Assyrian art was long buried under the sands of time. The palaces collapsed, and the grave of the city was unrecognizable. In Wilkinson’s “Some New Contacts With Nimrud and Assyria” he discusses these ancient people and their prevalence in today’s museum society, as well as their possible influences. The Assyrian people were very vicious and many descriptions of them in the Bible do not describe them to the extreme that they describe themselves. Since Assyrian art

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    Assyrian Art The reliefs from the palace of King Assurnasirpal II at Nimrud play an important role in portraying the power and importance of the Assyrian king. These reliefs are similar to other Assyrian reliefs in terms of their purpose; however, there is a contrast in the methods used to glorify the king. By examining such factors as style, iconography and historical significance, we find many similarities and differences between the "ceremonial" reliefs and the more common reliefs depicting

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    The events that happened during Ashurbanipal’s lifetime are still questioned today; but there are some things that are absolutely true about him. At a glance, Ashurbanipal was just the last great Assyrian king. Well, there is more than what meets the eye. Briefly, Ashurbanipal was an advocate in literature, a soldier, and an intellectual learner. This meant that even though he was tough on his enemies, he was also interested in the literary side of the world. Ashurbanipal was born in the year 685

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    dates back to 883-859 BCE during the Neo-Assyrian period. Located within the Cleveland Museum of Art, Saluting Protective Spirit appears overwhelming in size, standing nearly 90.5 inches tall and 53.8 inches wide. The piece is entirely taken up by the depiction of the spirit. This paper will employ close visual analysis of Saluting Protective Spirit, describing the significance and functionality of wall reliefs’ and their relation to royalty within the Neo Assyrian time period. Saluting Protective Spirit

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    recently. My first event is from an article entitled, “Ancient Assyrian Tomb with 10 Skeletons Discovered in Iraq.” written by Owen Jarus. This is about the accidental discovery of a tomb that held 10 skeletons, and it was located in Erbil, Iraq. These skeletons are believed to be from the Assyrian Empire. This tomb was built to house the wealthy upper class. More importantly, the article discusses the importance of this city during the Assyrian time period. This city, formerly known as Arbela, was located

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    Assyrian Sculptures

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    the similarities between Sumerian and Assyrian sculptures, both of them are some kind of art that’s been engraved to wood stone and other objects, and the important part of both of them are that they deal with God(s), those were not just any engraved object they had a very deep meaning for the people of that time, even nowadays. The differences, Sumerian may have been the first to talk through picture or tell stories using pictures/art. On the other hand Assyrian sculptures I would say it just upgraded

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    Lamassu: The Assyrians

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    The Assyrians were an unquestionably dominant empire in the Mesopotamian region during 934-609 BC. Responsible for the breathtaking sculptures known as Lamassu, Assyrian sculptors drew my interest, most notably because of the attention to detail and history behind their composition. All together, Assyrian art is very masterful, however, this piece in particular stands out from the others, and the fact that I had never seen or heard of it before left me in disbelief. A large portion of the world

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    INTRODUCTION At its height, the ancient Assyrian Empire stretched from the north in the upper Tigris river valley, south to the northern tip of the Persian Gulf including Babylon, along the Mediterranean Sea from Tarsus to Jerusalem and all the way down into Egypt to the city of Thebes. This vast empire took several thousand years to build. Early settlements can be traced back to the northern city of Nineveh around 5000 B.C. The success of this nearly 2000 year empire had a lot to do with

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    The Neo-Assyrian Empire

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    The Assyrians were very successful as empire-builders. Although the Sea People destroyed their domain a couple of times, the Assyrians still managed to revive creating the “Neo-Assyrian Empire,” in which their realm expanded especially in the Middle East and took control over Egypt. During the Neo-Assyrian Empire, the Assyrians were able to master the skill at using chariots and the proficiency of iron smelting. They developed iron weapons and the first true cavalry force that gave them a huge advantage

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    Assyrian Empire Essay

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    I, Assyrian cities were subjugated by a succession of outsiders: Babylonians under Hammurabi, Hittites and Mitanni-Hurrians. From 1791 to 1360 A.D. control over Assyria passed back and forth, although Assyria itself remained more or less stable. After a power struggle between the Hittites and Mitanni, the Hittites successfully broke the power of the Mitanni in the region. Assyria then began to take control over territories that had belonged to Mitanni. The Hittites battled with the Assyrians, but

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