In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is the site of an ancient Assyrian castle, whose many walls have been integrated into the general city architecture.
- He spends all of Judah's money to please the King of Assyria and even worships Assyrian gods.
- Huge winged lions that once guarded Assyrian palaces now guard the gateways to these collections.
- Centuries before Christ, Nineveh was the capital of the great Assyrian Empire, when Assyria held sway over Egypt.
- Most structures were built in limestone gypsum and are an eclectic mix of Assyrian, Hellenistic, Parthian and Roman styles.
- In 1843 he was appointed British consul in Baghdad and this allowed extra time for his studies, especially work on cuneiform tablets found at Assyrian cities such as Nimrud and Nineveh.
- While excavating in 1989 and 1990 at Nineveh, he photographed sculptures from the palace of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, a monarch whose exploits are recorded in the Bible.
- The Assyrian king Sennacherib laid siege to 46 cities in Judah in 701, and locked up Hezekiah like a bird in a cage in Jerusalem.
- The visual art that survives includes awe-inspiring stone friezes that are carved in delicate relief in the Assyrian manner from the Kings' palace at Persepolis.
- It reflects the influence of Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Canaanite, Persian, and Hellenistic cultures.
- In 1853, the archaeologist Austen Henry Layard and his team were excavating the palace library of the ancient Assyrian capital Nineveh.
- Parts of the wall of the Assyrian palace at Nimrud, in the north, have been hacked out, as if cut to order for a foreign collector.
- There are three dates where Assyrian and Biblical histories are supposed to intersect.
- From 750 B.C. on, Assyrian kings repeatedly claimed sovereignty over the islands.
- Like most of the Assyrian cities, Ashur was sacked in 612 BC when the ferocious and warlike Assyrians were finally overwhelmed by the combined forces of Babylonians and Medes.
- From fragments surviving and from illustrations, often in the form of bas-relief sculpture, it is known that Assyrian soldiers wore metal helmets and that those of ancient Egypt wore leather ones, stiffened with metal.
- As you wander down the canyon - dodging donkey boys and water sellers as you go - you'll pass numerous small tombs built into the cliffs, showing a variety of architectural styles from Assyrian to Roman.
- It is written in the wedge-shaped cuneiform script invented here and used throughout the Persian, Assyrian and Babylonian empires.
- Items from ancient Babylon and Nineveh, Sumerian statues, Assyrian reliefs and 5,000-year-old tablets bearing some of the earliest known writing have been taken or damaged whilst troops stood by and watched.
- The slabs, along with other Assyrian documents, showed Sennacherib's version of events and tell how he laid waste 46 strong cities across Judah.
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