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from Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology

Assessing the Damage at the Mosul Museum, Part 1: The Assyrian Artifacts

Nimrud Palace Gate. Winged human-headed bulls, the powerful guardians of ancient Assyrian gateways, serving such a purpose for the royal plalace of Nimrud (near Mosul in modern Iraq). and set in a sympathetic reconstruction at the British Museum.

The interior of Mosul museum showing the precautions museum staff had been able to make prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly

The Temple of Baal-Shamin in Palmyra, Syria, in 2010. Author: Bernard Gagnon. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.