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The defenses of the palace at Nineveh featured numerous protective spirits

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The enigmatic face of an Assyrian composite guardian figure

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Ashurbanipal's throne room

The British Museum has put some of the original color back into these figures from Ashurbanipal's throne room
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A banquet at Nineveh

It wasn't all superstition and fear on the walls of Nineveh. Food and wine were also essential ingredients of the decor.
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A dog's life in Nineveh

Dogs were an essential part of vicious hunts, usually for lions.
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The fall of Nineveh

A mezzotint with etching by John Martin, 1829, depicting the fall of Nineveh
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Victory over the Assyrians

This basalt image of an Elamite victory against the Assyrians came from Iran.
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Torture by the Assyrians

More typical of this exhibition is this gypsum panel showing the torture of Elamites by the Assyrians
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