Assyrian Sculpture (Paperback)
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Short Description for Assyrian Sculpture For almost three centuries the kingdom of Assyria dominated the Middle East. The story of those years were recorded in stone on walls of a succession of royal palaces. This illustrated text describes how the sculptures were found and what they meant to those who created them.
- Published: 31 December 1998
- Format: Paperback 96 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780714121413 ISBN 10: 071412141X
- Sales rank: 435,163
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Full description for Assyrian Sculpture
For almost three centuries, until 612 BC, the small kingdom of Assyria dominated the Middle East, its empire at one point extending from Iran to Egypt. The story of those years - the triumphs of the Assyrian kings in war and peace, their exploits in the hunting field, and the gods who watched over them - were recorded in stone on the walls of a succession of royal palaces. These sculptures, offering eye-witness views of a long-lost civilisation, were rediscovered in the 19th century. The finest collection, transported with great difficulty to Europe, is now preserved at the British Museum. This book describes how the sculptures were found and what they meant to those who created them. It is both a richly illustrated history of Assyrian sculptures in general and a guide to the outstanding collections of the British Museum.