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 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.