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Museum of Lost Objects The Winged Bull of Nineveh Archaeology

Museum of Lost Objects The Winged Bull of Nineveh Archaeology


A side view of the Lamassu

In the ancient city of Nineveh, a statue of a winged bull survived undamaged for 2,700 years - until IS took a pneumatic drill to it last year.

The now destroyed Nebi Yunus in Nineveh. Iraqi archaeologists excavate the monumental entrance to a

IS defacing the Lamassu in Nineveh

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Palmyra - The Temple of Bel

Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu). Neo-Assyrian period. Date, ca. 883-859 BC. Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu).

AIST is laser scanning ancient stone monuments and World Heritage

This Assyrian winged bull is safe in Chicago, if far from home. How much else is safe? Trjames, CC BY-SA

Head of the lion of al-Lat

Human headed winged bull, Assyrian Lamassu

Unfortunately, by now I'm sure most of you have heard the heartbreaking news that this statue and many others at the Mosul Museum ...

Lamassu (Human-headed winged bull) relief from king Sargon II's palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad, Iraq), ca.

Human-headed winged bulls guarding a door in Dur-Sharrukin.

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didoofcarthage: “ “Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Gate of All Lands, Colossal Sculptures Depicting Heads of a Bull: View before Excavation, ...

... Two drawings of genies with elaborate headdresses

Winged bull from the Assyrian civilization - the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad الثور المجنح في

Sumerian seal with carved images

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Detail of winged bull and winged lion (lamassu) | Flickr - Photo .

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A drawing of Sennacherib's palace

Michal Gawlikowski and Khaled al-Asaad


Two drawings of genies with elaborate headdresses

Assyrian lamassu (human-headed winged bull), Nineveh ancient city of Upper Mesopotamia

The Gate of Nimrud (Metropolitan Museum)

Winged human-headed bull (lamassu or shedu), Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 B.C.E.) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq, ...

Recumbent bull with man's head. Mesopotamia, c. 2350–2000 BC. Louvre

One of the great winged Bull statues excavated by Layard at Tell Nimrud, is manhandled

File photo of an Iraqi standing next to an ancient statue of a winged bull with

Qarqur Tell

Assyrian winged-bulls, mercifully ensconced in the British Museum & the Nergel Gate, now lost to humanity.

British Museum: Assyrian winged bull My all time favorite

Human-Headed Winged Bull (lamassu), Palace of Sargon II (721–705 BC) at Khorsabad, excavated by the Oriental Institute between 1928–1935 (D. 20003).

Interior of the Nergal Gate in 2009. (Source)

... a glazed terracotta tile from Nimrud, Iraq. The Assyrian king, below a parasol, is surrounded by guards and attendants. 875-850 BC. The British Museum

A relief split into parts by looters

Relief of winged bull for Sennacherib at Nineveh (704-681 B.C.E.) Universal History Archive / REX

"Winged genie", Nimrud c. 870 BC, with inscription running across his midriff.

In this image made from video posted on a social media account affiliated with the Islamic

Human-headed winged bull (lamassu) [Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia] (32.143.2)

Winged Bull - Two Sided

... Human-headed winged lion (lamassu) ...

Cylinder Seal with Winged Bull, Middle Assyrian between 1400 and 1200 BC

... Human-headed winged bull and winged lion (lamassu) ...

A statue of the goddess Shamiya, or Shahiro, at Hatra in 2009

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'Nineveh - Heart of an Ancient Empire' at The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities


Information About the Colossal Stone Bull Sculpture

A soldier walks past a smashed artefact at Nimrud

This file photo taken on April 9, 2013, shows an ancient statue of a winged bull with a human face, an indication of strength in the Assyrian civilisation, ...

The deliberate destruction of antiquities by ISIS and others in the birthplace of human civilization is cultural genocide

Museum of Lost Objects: The Winged Bull of Nineveh | Zebu cow and History

Update, March 6th: There are new reports that ISIS has also looted and bulldozed the ruins of the ancient city of Nimrud, near Mosul, which was settled ...

An exterior shot of Nineveh in May 2008

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ISIS destroys Temple of Nabu at Nimrud, Nergal Gate at Nineveh | Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology

Snapshot of the looted Genie of Nimrud

Monastery of St. Elijah, Iraq | Destroyed: 2014 | One of Iraq's oldest Christian sites, which had a baptistry, nave and altar in use since the 11th century, ...

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The winged bull and protective deity which guarded the entrance to Nergal Gate of Nineveh (near modern day Mosul) from c700 BC until ...

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... Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad on March 15, 2015, after its reopening in the wake of the recent destruction of archaeological sites by Islamic State.

The 12th Fourth Plinth commission by the Mayor of London artwork entitled 'The Invisible Enemy

The goddess al-Lat

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Nineveh. Relief with Winged Genius. Alabaster, 883-859 BC, Assyrian. This relief decorated the interior wall of the northwest palace of King Ashurnasirpal ...

London, UK. 28 March 2018. 'The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist'

The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced in March that ISIS had bulldozed the ruins

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The 12th Fourth Plinth commission by the Mayor of London artwork entitled 'The Invisible Enemy

Archaeologist Layla Salih talks with a member of a local Christian militia tasked with protecting the city of Nimrud. (Alice Martins)

An Assyrian winged bull at Nimrud in Iraq, similar to the one demolished at the site of Nineveh. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

721–705 BC), dominated by the most spectacular object in the Mesopotamian collection ...

In art, lamassu were depicted as hybrids, either winged bulls or lions with the head of a human male. The motif of a winged animal with a human head is ...

Attendant being used as a chair on the Sumerian seal

Saddam Hussein propaganda painting

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