ANTIQUITIES ORIENTAL: BABYLON RELIEF 6TH BCE Shamash-ush-usur, governor of Suhi and Mari, praying to the gods Adad and Ishtar. Bas-relief from the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BCE) Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq) Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey
Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet // ca. BCE // rectangular tablet with an inscription in twelve lines on the obverse, three on the reverse, in Babylonian cuneiform with a list of personal names, indicating that all were present on some occasion.
Is the Assyrian Nimrud lens the oldest telescope in the world? The Nimrud lens is a piece of rock crystal, which was unearthed by Sir John Layard in 1850 at the Assyrian palace of Nimrud, in modern-day Iraq.
Babylonian Map of the World: Incised on a clay tablet & dates to the century BC. It was discovered at Sippar, southern Iraq, 60 miles km) north of Babylon on the Euphrates River, & was published in The clay tablet resides at the British Museum.