View of the mounds of Kouyunjik [Quyunjik] and Nebbi Yunus
3899813 View of the mounds of Kouyunjik [Quyunjik] and Nebbi Yunus, and of the remains of the exterior walls, from Mosul, 1853 (lithograph) by Layard, Austen Henry (1817-94); New York Public Library, USA; (add.info.: From A second series of the Monuments of Nineveh: including bas-reliefs from the palace of Sennacherib and bronzes from the ruins of Nimroud by Austen Henry Layard, Esq.
Nineveh, now the mounds of Kuyunjik and Nebi Yunus, on the left bank of the river Tigris
King Sennacherib of Assyria (705-681 BC) was responsible for building at the Akkadian capital of Nineveh.
His grandson Ashurbanipal, the last great King of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, (668-c.627 BC) built the library.); British, out of copyright
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Great Queens of the Past No 2 - Semiramis of Nineveh
Semiramis of Nineveh pictured arriving at the military camp before the city of Bactra which had been defying the Assyrian forces for some time. Meeting King Ninus for the first time, he was captivated by her beauty and courage and determined to make her his wife. Date: 1927
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Assyrian decoration, (1898). Creator: Unknown
Assyrian decoration, (1898). Examples of ancient Assyrian painting, polychrome sculpture and pottery from what is now Iraq: Fig 1: Portion of a glazed brick from a palace at Khorsabad. Figs 2-4: Painted bas-reliefs from Koyunjik [Kuyunjik, Nineveh]. Fig 5: Painted ornament from Nimroud [Nimrud]. Fig 6: Glazed brick from Khorsabad. Figs 7-10: Painted ornaments from Nimroud. Figs 11-12: Sacred trees. Painted bas-reliefs from Nimroud. Fig 13: Painted ornament from Nimroud. Fig 14: Enamelled brick from Khorsabad...The excavations on the banks of the Tigris at Khorsabad, Nimroud and Koyunjik brought to light a great number of architectural remains, paintings and sculptures of Assyrian origin, which give us an idea of the magnificence and the exuberant luxury of the buildings of this nation. Assyrian ornament certainly betrays Egyptian influence, but there is no denying its originality...The winged male figure in the midst of our plate symbolizes the soul'. Plate 3 from "The Historic Styles of Ornament" translated from the German of H. Dolmetsch. [B.T. Batford, London, 1898]
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