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…

The New York World Building was a skyscraper in New York City designed by early skyscraper specialist George Browne Post and built in 1890 to house the now-defunct newspaper, The New York World. It was razed in 1955.

The New York World Building was a skyscraper in New York City designed by early skyscraper specialist George Browne Post and built in 1890 to house the now-defunct newspaper, The New York World. It was razed in 1955.

The Sutro Baths in the 1900s were located along Lands End, San Francisco’s wildest and rockiest coastline.

The Sutro Baths in the 1900s were located along Lands End, San Francisco’s wildest and rockiest coastline.

Old Penn Station exterior before demolished (New York City 1902-1911) - Mckim, Mead and White

Old Penn Station exterior before demolished (New York City 1902-1911) - Mckim, Mead and White

Frank Lloyd Wright's Midway Gardens. 1914 (demolished in 1923) Chicago.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Midway Gardens. 1914 (demolished in 1923) Chicago.

The old Los Angeles County Courthouse, with City Hall in the background, late 1920’s. The Courthouse - seriously damaged in the Long Beach Earthquake of ‘33 - was demolished in 1936.

The old Los Angeles County Courthouse, with City Hall in the background, late 1920’s. The Courthouse - seriously damaged in the Long Beach Earthquake of ‘33 - was demolished in 1936.

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