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The staged tower at Khorsabad

The staged tower at Khorsabad

Abandoned.…Near an unnamed village outside Antwerp, Belgium. The last photo shows a grotto-like cave under the mansion that had been used as a bar at some point in the past.

Abandoned.…Near an unnamed village outside Antwerp, Belgium. The last photo shows a grotto-like cave under the mansion that had been used as a bar at some point in the past.

Phoenician ships (hippoi). Relief from the palace of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (now Khorsabad). Louvre

Phoenician ships (hippoi). Relief from the palace of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (now Khorsabad). Louvre

Two Neo-Assyrian relief slabs representing tribute-bearers from Urartu, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad); 721-705 B.C. In the foreground, two ritual statues of the god Ea, found at the entrance of the Temple of Sin, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad) (IM. 25963 or IM. 11949).

Two Neo-Assyrian relief slabs representing tribute-bearers from Urartu, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad); 721-705 B.C. In the foreground, two ritual statues of the god Ea, found at the entrance of the Temple of Sin, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad) (IM. 25963 or IM. 11949).

A Neo-Assyrian relief slab representing hunting scene, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad); 721-705 B.C. (IM. 60978).

A Neo-Assyrian relief slab representing hunting scene, from Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad); 721-705 B.C. (IM. 60978).

Winged human-headed bull Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq High relief and sculpture in the round; gypseous alabaster Louvre Museum

Winged human-headed bull Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq High relief and sculpture in the round; gypseous alabaster Louvre Museum

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