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Ancient Near East

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Jason Oosting

on 10 September 2014

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Transcript of Ancient Near East

The Tower of Babel
(Marduk Ziggurat)
Processional Avenue
Ishtar Gate
Double Thick Wall
Library of Assurbanipal
This guy has a head in a tree in his garden – are you going to mess with him???
One of Ashurbanipal's inscriptions reads: "I destroyed them, tore down the walls, and burned the towns with fire; I caught the survivors and impaled them on stakes in front of their towns."
Siege Machine
wall relief, Assurnasirpal laying siege
The Assyrians meant business when it came to war!

Some more war scenes:
Tiglath-pilesar III’s Army Spoiling a City
Stealing the gods of their enemies!
Dying Lioness
Dying Lion
Hunting Scenes
“to set up battering rams, to call for a slaughter, to lift the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to heap up a siege mound.."
The cuneiform inscriptions of king Tiglath-pilesar III called for soldiers:
Assyrian Soldiers
The Mighty Assyrian Empire
Law Code Stele of Hammurabi
Gudea with temple plans
The Peace Side
The Standard of Ur
Identify the main regions/kingdoms
Ancient Near East
King Jehu Bowing Before Shalmanesar III
Assyrian Infantry
The War Side
Ashurbanipal relaxes with head
of enemy in a tree!
Make a statement summing up the general qualities of Ancient Near Eastern art
Compare and contrast the art of different kingdoms
Identify key works of art and their approximate dates
Residential area
Sacred Precinct
Dur Sharrukin
ca. 2150 - 2125 BC
ca. 1792 - 1750 BCE
ca. 2600 BCE
ca. 650 BCE
ca. 645 BCE
"I am Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon...I paved the road of Babylon with mountain stones for the procession of the mighty lord Marduk. May Marduk, my lord, grant me eternal life!"
(at the Met!)
Relief Sculpture:
Bas (Low) Relief
High Relief
Sunken Relief
(at the Met!)
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
You should be able to...
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
ca. 2250 BCE
Persian Empire
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