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Assurbanipal was one of the few Assyrian kings to have been trained in the more intellectual scribal arts - by one Balasi PGP ,a senior royal scholar. He systematically built up the palace library holdings through a variety of means, as attested, for instance, on the colophons of tablets from the great Epic of Gilgamesh PGP found at Nineveh. The oldest set of Gilgamesh tablets in the library was probably written several hundred years earlier.

The Flood Tablet, relating part of the Epic of Gilgamesh Neo-Assyrian, century BC From Nineveh, northern Iraq The most famous cuneiform tablet from Mesopotamia

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London...

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London. According to a book by Irving Finkel of the British Museum.

Ancient dictionary from Warka, Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of 1st millenium BC, and is currently located at the Louvre, France.

ancientart: “Ancient dictionary from Warka, Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of millenium BC, and is currently located at the Louvre, France.

The flattened skull and jewelry of Queen Puabi just as it was found in her tomb at Ur in Sumeria

A female attendant found in the Great Death Pit at the Royal Tombs at Ur. Often mistaken for Queen Pu-abi because of all the jewelry, this attendant is one of 26 others found wearing such adornments.

This limestone monument, known as the Kurkh Monolith, is apporximately seven feet high and is now located in the British Museum.  Discovered in 1862 in Kurkh, Turkey, it was originally carved in c. 850 BC by the Assyrians.  The cuneiform text refers to a battle involving King Ahab of Israel, who is also frequently referred to in the Bible (cf. 1Kings).

Kurkh Monolith (c. BC) - British Museum – names King Ahab of Israel, erected by Shalmaneser III to commemorate the Battle of Karkar, which Ahab participated in along with many other regional leaders.

Romanov and Windsor royal family trees

Romanov and Windsor royal family trees Include photos in family tree? Like these (int terms of dimensions)

Observation of Haley’s Comet, recorded in Cuneiform on a clay tablet between 22-28 September 164 BCE, Babylon, Iraq. British Museum, London. BM 41462

Observation of Haley’s Comet, recorded in Cuneiform on a clay tablet between September 164 BCE, Babylon, Iraq (British Museum, London)

Los artefactos de bronce antiguos en Alaska Revela El comercio con Asia Antes de la llegada de Colón

Archaeologists working in the house at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska.

Na cidade de Nipur a 150 km ao sul de Bagdá  foi encontrada uma biblioteca sumeriana inteira com 60.000 placas de barro com inscrições cuneiformes sobre a origem da humanidade-pesquisador urandir 2015 http://portalpesquisa.com/pesquisas/desvendando-a-origem-da-raca-humana.html

Na cidade de Nipur a 150 km ao sul de Bagdá foi encontrada uma biblioteca sumeriana inteira com 60.000 placas de barro com inscrições cuneiformes sobre a origem da humanidade-pesquisador urandir 2015 http://portalpesquisa.com/pesquisas/desvendando-a-origem-da-raca-humana.html

Head-dress found in the tomb of Puabi, Ur

Headdress of Queen Puabi (from the Royal Tombs of Ur): 2600 BCE; University of Pennsylvania Museum, Pennsylvania

Sumerian star chart of C.2600BC better than medival astronomical maps

Sumerian star map or plaisphere ca 650 BC ("computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in and proves it to be of much more ancient Sumerian origin.

The Taylor Prism from the Neo-Assyrian empire tells the story of king Sennacherib's third campaign and includes descriptions of his conquests in Judah, some of which are described from another point of view in the old testament of the Bible.  The annals themselves are notable for describing his siege of Jerusalem during the reign of king Hezekiah. This event is recorded in several books contained in the Bible including Isaiah chapters 33 and 36; 2 Kings 18:17; 2 Chronicles 32:9.

Describes the Assyrian king Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem in 701 BC during the reign of king Hezekiah. Kings 18 and British Museum, Oriental Institute of Chicago, and the Israel Museum

Dedication Nail, Sumerian. Clay nails such as this one inscribed with the name of King Gudea of Lagash were embedded in the upper parts of walls, sometimes with the head protruding. They may have developed from the custom of hammering a peg into a wall to signal ownership. This example bears a dedication to a deity and would have symbolically marked a temple as divine property.

Dedication Nail, Sumer, circa 2100 BC (Neo-Sumerian period BC)), made of baked clay. Clay nails such as this one inscribed with the name of King Gudea of Lagash were embedded in the upper parts of walls, sometimes with the head protruding.

Plaque with two kneeling youths supporting a ram-headed sphinx    Period:      Neo-Assyrian  Date:      ca. 9th–8th century B.C.  Geography:      Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)  Culture:      Assyrian  Medium:      Ivory

Furniture plaque carved in relief with a striding, ram-headed sphinx supported by two kneeling figures Period:Neo-Assyrian Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture:Assyrian Medium:Ivory Dimensions:H.

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