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Excavación arqueológica a mediados del s. XIX de la puerta monumental del palacio asirio de Khorsabat. Fotografía de 1853.

Excavación arqueológica a mediados del s. XIX de la puerta monumental del palacio asirio de Khorsabat. Fotografía de 1853.

Girr (Tel) Keppe, one of the largest Kurdish-Chaldean Catholic towns in Mesopotamia, is located in the Ninawa Governorate in less than 8 miles North East of Mosul (Nineveh) in Southern Kurdistan.

Girr (Tel) Keppe, one of the largest Kurdish-Chaldean Catholic towns in Mesopotamia, is located in the Ninawa Governorate in less than 8 miles North East of Mosul (Nineveh) in Southern Kurdistan.

Recently Destroyed 7th* Century BC Assyrian Statue,  Photo c1850 Photo from the mid-9th c excavation of the colossal statues at the Nergal Gate of the ancient city of Nineveh. One of two winged bull-men (aka lamassu) that guarded one of the entrances to Nineveh dated to the time of King Sennacherib*. Named for the Mesopotamian god Nergal, the gate was possibly used for ceremonial purposes since it is the only known gate flanked by sculptures of winged bull-men. Believed to be protective…

Recently Destroyed 7th* Century BC Assyrian Statue, Photo c1850 Photo from the mid-9th c excavation of the colossal statues at the Nergal Gate of the ancient city of Nineveh. One of two winged bull-men (aka lamassu) that guarded one of the entrances to Nineveh dated to the time of King Sennacherib*. Named for the Mesopotamian god Nergal, the gate was possibly used for ceremonial purposes since it is the only known gate flanked by sculptures of winged bull-men. Believed to be protective…

Judean exiles carrying provisions. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

Judean exiles carrying provisions. Detail of the Assyrian conquest of the Jewish fortified town of Lachish (battle 701 BCE). Part of a relief from the palace of Sennacherib at Niniveh, Mesopotamia (Iraq).

1938 Rotogravure Ishtar Gate, Babylon

1938 Rotogravure Ishtar Gate, Babylon

Ivory Plaque  From Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud, Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) Ht 24.2 cm, Thickness 0.4 cm Date ca 9th century BC  [Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney]

Ivory Plaque From Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud, Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) Ht 24.2 cm, Thickness 0.4 cm Date ca 9th century BC [Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney]

The walls of Uruk, east of Samawa, were first built 4,700 years ago by the Sumerian King Gilgamesh. More than 40,000 archaeological sites in Iraq are still untapped. [Essam al-Sudani/AFP] The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Monday (February 18th) announced it has authorised the return of six foreign teams to start archaeological excavations at a number of ancient sites.

The walls of Uruk, east of Samawa, were first built 4,700 years ago by the Sumerian King Gilgamesh. More than 40,000 archaeological sites in Iraq are still untapped. [Essam al-Sudani/AFP] The Iraqi Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Monday (February 18th) announced it has authorised the return of six foreign teams to start archaeological excavations at a number of ancient sites.

Nuevos descubrimientos (primavera de 2013) han llevado a la suposición de que esto puede haber sido la verdadera ubicación de los Jardines Colgantes de Babilonia.

Nuevos descubrimientos (primavera de 2013) han llevado a la suposición de que esto puede haber sido la verdadera ubicación de los Jardines Colgantes de Babilonia.

The Assyrians traversing a waterway with a breathing apparatus.

The Assyrians traversing a waterway with a breathing apparatus.

Washing Clothes: Nazareth, Palestine 1900-1920

Washing Clothes: Nazareth, Palestine 1900-1920

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