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Assurnasirpal II (883-859 BC)

Kneeling winged genius worshipping the tree of life, from Nimrud, Room I of the North-West Palace, cat. 14989

Winged genius with eagle's head; from Nimrud, Room I of the North-West Palace, cat. 14990

Dignitary in ceremonial scene; from Nimrud, Throne Room of the North-West Palace, cat. 14998

Slab with a passage of the "Standard Inscription" of the Royal Annals; from Nimrud, Throne Room of the North-West Palace, cat. 15026

Sargon II (721-705 BC)

Brick with inscription of Sargon II; from Khorsabad, Royal Palace, cat. 15025

Inscription of Sargon II; from Khorsabad (ancient Dûr-Sharrûkin), internal court of the Royal Palace, cat. 15028

Inscription of Sargon II; from Khorsabad (ancient Dûr-Sharrûkin), internal court of the Royal Palace, cat. 15027

Fragment of head of a dignitary; from Khorsabad (ancient Dûr-Sharrûkin), internal court of the Royal Palace, cat. 14995

Fragment of head of a dignitary, from Nineveh (Kuyunjik). Dating uncertain, probably Assurbanipal, 668-631 BC, cat. 14994

Sennacherib (704-681 BC)

Assyrian soldiers who transport stools which are part of the booty from a conquered city; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), South-West Palace, cat. 14883

Assyrian archers in battle; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), South-West Palace, cat. 14993

Captain of the archers in battle; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), South-West Palace, cat. 15001

Workers in charge of transporting a bull with a colossal human head; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), South-West Palace, Court VI, cat. 14992

Slaves in charge of transporting a colossal statue; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), South-West Palace, Court VI , cat. 15002

Assurbanipal (668-631 BC)

The tents of the Arabs in the desert burned by Assyrian soldiers; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room L, called the "Arab room", cat. 14997

The siege of the fortified city of Bît Bunâki (Elam, South-western Iran ); from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, cat. 14985, 14996

Assyrian soldiers attack an enemy city in Elam with ladders (south-western Iran); from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room F, called the "Room of the Susiana", cat. 14984

Assyrian officer spears the enemy on the ground; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room M, called the "Babylonian Room", cat. 14986

Assyrian officer who leads a bound prisoner; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace Room S1, cat. 15006

Assyrian officer with long shield; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room S1, cat. 15007

Two Elamite women during deportation; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room F, called "Room of the Susiana", cat. 14982

Elamite prisoners led to a boat after the conquest of the city of Hamanu; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room F, called the "Room of the Susiana", cat. 14991

Bodies floating on the river; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace of Assurbanipal, cat. 14999

Grooms hold thoroughbred horses; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Room M, slab 23, cat. 14888

Chaldean prisoners led to a palm grove; from Nineveh (Kuyunjik), North Palace, Court J, slab 8, cat. 14887

Virtual Visit of this Room

Room IX is dedicated to reliefs from Assyria (northern Iraq). The exploits of the sovereigns that extended the confines of the first great empire in history from Persia to the Mediterranean, from Anatolia to Egypt were celebrated in the mighty palaces decorated with series of sculptured reliefs.