John Gunnerr

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Head  Period: Neo-Babylonian Date: ca. late 8th–early 7th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Babylonian Medium: Ceramic

Head Period: Neo-Babylonian Date: ca. late century B. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Babylonian Medium: Ceramic Dimensions: in. cm) [Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY, USA]

Assyrio-Babylonian Hematite Cylinder Seal - FJ.6656 Origin: Mesopotamia Circa: 1500 BC to 800 BC Collection: Jewelry Style: Cylinder Seal Pendant Medium: Hematite and Gold

Assyrio-Babylonian Hematite Cylinder Seal - Origin: Mesopotamia Circa: 1500 BC to 800 BC Collection: Jewelry Style: Cylinder Seal Pendant Medium: Hematite and Gold

Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon’s restoration of Babylon, 670BC (via British Museum)

Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon& restoration of Babylon, (via British Museum). Ancient typography is still beautiful. Truly a timeless design.

Palace Gate of Nimrud    Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.

Palace Gate of Nimrud Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.

One of the Winged lions from the city gates. Babylon was an ancient city on the left bank of the Euphrates, about 70 m. S. of Bagdad. "Babylon" is the Greek form of Babel or Bab-ili, "the gate of the god" (sometimes incorrectly written "of the gods"), which again is the Semitic translation of the original Sumerian name Ka-dimirra.

Human-headed winged lion (lamassu), b. Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Alabaster (gypsum). i belive this is the one i saw at the British museum in London.

Utnapishtim - from the Mesopotamian flood myth. The biblical Noah is an analog of Utnapishtim, though the Sumerian/Mesopotamian/Babylonian deluge story was written long before the Noah of the Torah. Deluge myths are found all over the world.

Sumerian Utnapishtim - from the Sumerian flood myth. The biblical Noah is an analog of Utnapishtim, though the Sumerian deluge story was written long before the Noah of the Torah.

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC, and edicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar,

The Ishtar Gate was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. It was constructed in about 575 BC, and edicated to the Babylonian goddess Ishtar. Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate at the Berlin Museum.

An Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet, An Exceptional Example by Ancient Art, via Flickr

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.

Creepy statue, it must be a weeping angel!!

It's a Weeping Angel. That's been attacked by Vashta Nerada. This *MIGHT* be the scariest thing ever. Count the shadows and don't blink!<-- for Halloween I'm dressing up as the Vashta Nerada and my cousin is going as a Weeping Angel!