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Colossal statue from ancient Persepolis. Oriental Institute, Chicago

Colossal statue from ancient Persepolis, Iran - is that his skin?feathers, fish scales or a horny hide?

Parcours : La fonction royale - Mésopotamie | Musée du Louvre | Paris

Others like Wayne Horowitz identify it with Aleppo, and while most scholars place Armanum in Syria, Michael C. Astour believes it to be located north of the Hamrin Mountains in northern Iraq.

Ancient Syrian Relief with Two Heroes, 10th century BC (Neo-Hittite/Hurritic), made of basalt.  This relief decorated the lower course of the exterior wall of the temple palace of King Kapara. Two heroes pin down a bearded foe, while grabbing at his pronged headdress. The context may be related to the Gilgamesh epic, and display Gilgamesh and Enkidu in their fight with Humbaba.

Ancient Syrian Relief with Two Heroes, century BC (Neo-Hittite/Hurritic), made of basalt. Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, USA: “ This relief decorated the lower course of the exterior wall of the temple palace of King.

Relief panel. Neo-Assyrian period. Date, ca. 883-859 BC. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu).

i think this relief is depicting the babylonian fish god/priest Dagon --- Neo-Assyrian ca. BCE Mesopotamia, Nimrud: Assyrian Gypsum alabaster RELIEF: 64 x 50 x 3 in.

Ancient Egypt: The third intermediate period - The Libyans, Berbers and the Moors of Spain plus Nubians and Assyrians##

Ancient world history: Interwoven history of all the world's original civilizations in chronological context and in book format: Egypt

"Ashur-nasir-pal II was king of Assyria from 883 to 859 BC. Ashurnasirpal II succeeded his father, Tukulti-Ninurta II, in 883 BC." -  Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Statue of Ashurnasirpal II, Ishtar Sharrat-niphi temple Neo-Assyrian, circa BC

List of kings and cities from before the flood.

List of kings and cities from before the flood, Babylonia, 2000 - 1800 BC

Servants back from the royal hunt with a hare and small birds.    Relief from Ashurbanipal’s palace at Nineveh 7th century BC.

Servants back from the royal hunt with a hare and small birds. Assyrian Relief from Ashurbanipal’s palace at Nineveh century BCE

ASSUR RELIEF 10TH-6TH BCE Servants carrying hunting gear. Stone bas-relief (7th BCE) from the palace of Ashurbanipal in Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq). British Museum, London, Great Britain

Stone bas-relief BCE) from the palace of Ashurbanipal in Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

Detal of a relief showing  the head a  winged genius Neo -Assyrian,from  the Northwest of King Ashurnasirpal II (883-859  BC) at Kalhu  (Nimrud)Assyria,present day,Iraq The carving once decorated a  reception  room in  the Royal Palace built by Ashurnasirpal  II in his new capital city  on the banks of the Tigris river.

Detal of a relief showing the head a winged genius Neo -Assyrian,from the Northwest Palace of King Ashurnasirpal II BC) at Kalhu (Nimrud)Assyria

Stone relief sculptured panel of a man holding an Ibex and a poppy flower ,#Assyrian King Sargon II. 706 B.C #Louvre Musée du Louvre (@MuseeLouvre) | Twitter

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Stone relief sculptured panel of a man holding an Ibex and a poppy flower. Inv AO 19872 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, BC.

‏لوحة نحت اشوري الرجل يمد شبكة عبر العشب  لمنع هروب الغزلان التي يتم اصطيادها. نينوى، العراق، 668-627 ق م المتحف البريطاني Assyrian carving a man setting a net across the jungles to hunt deers Ninevah- Iraq Mesopotaimea 668- 627 BC British museum

Assyrian relief sculpture panel of man stretching a net across the escape route of a herb of deer that are being hunted. From Nimrud, Iraq, B.C North Palace, room S, panel British Museum Assyrian Archaeological exhibit no WA