Monday, March 31, 2014

Khorsabad Palace Courtyard Part 2


Assyrian Palace in Iraq
721 BC  - 705 BC

Link to part 1
Link to part 3
Link to the Throne Room
The great king, warrior, and builder, Sargon II
Left side of courtyard

Right side of courtyard

Ok, yep, that's me. I asked someone passing to take my picture for reference to height of the figures.

Yep, Me again!

The following pictures are of King Sargon II.
You'll notice that they are all blurry (except for the last one)! No matter what I did.

I literally said out loud... "Oh come on, Sargon, please let me take your picture."
I guess you always have to ask permission from the king!

Cuniform Writing

close-up of a feather.


Looking up at the the Llamasu

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Khorsabad Palace Courtyard Part 1


Assyrian Palace in Iraq
721 BC  - 705 BC
Read my paper on Khorasabad Palace
Link to Part 2
Link to part 3
Link to the Throne Room
Lions face toward the courtyard on both sides.
This one was on the left.
This is Part 1 of 3 on the Courtyard, and another on the Throne Room.

Originally titled Dur-Sharrukin, the great Assyrian King Sargon II started construction in 721 BCE, and was still not completed on his death in 705 BCE. This palace was then abandoned, and not found until thousands of years later. The courtyard and throne room depected in my photographs are located at the University of Chicago's Oriental Museum in Chicago, IL. 

All photos were taken by me.
I put my hand in many photographs so that there would be a comparison for size of design in the artifact.
This one is on the right.
Carpet-like design carved stone thresh--hold


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