The Franks Casket – Early 8th Century (British Museum)

August 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Achilles & Penthesilea

February 9th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Vase at the British Museum. Achilles takes out Penthesilea the Amazon with a spear to the neck. On the back, Dionysos and his son Oinopion are drinking.

The Chaldean Account of Genesis

January 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

The Chaldean Account of Genesis (1872) was written by George Smith, who translated the original tablets. The story makes up part of the Epic of Gilgamesh, and describes the Great Flood a good while before it is believed the Book of Genesis was written. Some of the images are from sculptures in the British Museum.

New Film – “Nimrud’s Babarous Descent” (2015)

March 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

“I captured many troops alive: from time to time I cut off their arms and hands; from others I cut off their noses, ears, extremities. I gouged out the eyes of many troops. I made one pile of the living and one of heads. I hung their heads on trees around the city” King Ashurnasirpal II, ruler of Nimrud from 883 – 859 BC.

Assyrian Lion Hunt & More at the British Museum

January 14th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

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