A wounded lion, Assyrian bas-relief of a royal hunt. North Palace of Nineveh, ca. 645-635 BCE.

A wounded lion, Assyrian bas-relief of a royal hunt. North Palace of Nineveh, ca. 645-635 BCE.

Assyrian Palace at Ninevah, 650 BCE  Present day Kurdistan, Iraq

King Ashurbanipal on his Chariot, Assyrian Reliefwork, from Palace at Nineveh, 650 BC

Black Obelisk,of Shalmaneser III at the Assyrian capital Kalhu,Ninrud, Iraq ca 827 BC                             Más nuevos Más antiguos  Detail of the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III at the Assyrian capital Kalhu. Nimrud northern Iraq, about 827 BC.

Black Obelisk,of Shalmaneser III at the Assyrian capital Kalhu,Ninrud, Iraq ca 827 BC Más nuevos Más antiguos Detail of the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III at the Assyrian capital Kalhu. Nimrud northern Iraq, about 827 BC.

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III was made in the 9th century BC in ancient Assyria. It is about 6+ feet in height & is made of fine grained black limestone. The cuneiform text reads "Tribute of Jehu, son of Omri.." Jehu and Omri were Israelite kings who are referred to in the Bible (1&2 Kings). A close-up photo showing an Israelite, possibly Jehu, bowing to the king of Assyria can be seen by clicking "Read more" below. The obelisk was found in 1846 in Nimrud and is now in the British…

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III was made in the 9th century BC in ancient Assyria. It is about 6+ feet in height & is made of fine grained black limestone. The cuneiform text reads "Tribute of Jehu, son of Omri.." Jehu and Omri were Israelite kings who are referred to in the Bible (1&2 Kings). A close-up photo showing an Israelite, possibly Jehu, bowing to the king of Assyria can be seen by clicking "Read more" below. The obelisk was found in 1846 in Nimrud and is now in the British…

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III. - Shalmaneser ruled ancient Assyria around 850 BC. One of the carved images reveals Jehu, the king of Israel bowing before the powerful monarch with his face to the ground. It is the same Jehu that is mentioned in the Bible.

The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III. - Shalmaneser ruled ancient Assyria around 850 BC. One of the carved images reveals Jehu, the king of Israel bowing before the powerful monarch with his face to the ground. It is the same Jehu that is mentioned in the Bible.

Assyrian Staues in Museums: Ashurbanipal,Assyrian King 669-694 BCE

Assyrian Staues in Museums: Ashurbanipal,Assyrian King 669-694 BCE

Assyrian Horse head sculpture. | © 2014 Trustees of the British Museum

Assyrian Horse head sculpture

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