Ashurnasirpal II


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Ashurnasirpal II

(ä`sho͝ornä`zĭrpäl), d. 860? B.C., king of ancient Assyria (884–860? B.C.), also called Ashurnazirpal II and Assurnasirbal II. One of the earliest of the Assyrian conquerors, he gained territory as far west as the Mediterranean. In initiating a system of installing Assyrian governors in conquered lands, Ashurnasirpal helped to create a centralized state. Excavations of the palace and temple built by Ashurnasirpal at CalahCalah
or Kalakh
, ancient city of Assyria, S of Nineveh and therefore S of present Mosul, Iraq. Known as Calah in the Bible, it is the same as the ancient Nimrud, named after a legendary Assyrian hunting hero.
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 revealed many bas-reliefs portraying the king's conquests in a narrative style. He was succeeded by his son Shalmaneser III.

Ashurnasirpal II

 

king of Assyria (883 to 859 B.C).

Ashurnasirpal conquered northern Mesopotamia, northern Syria, and Phoenicia. Bas-reliefs are known from the palace of Ashurnasirpal II in Calah (modern Nimrud); some of them are preserved in the State Hermitage (Leningrad).

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The British Museum must now promote to the public its Assyrian lamassu, those vast winged gatekeeper figures, and, insofar as such a thing is possible, make seeing them and the friezes from the palaces of Ashurnasirpal II and Sennacherib imperative to any visit.
Many of them show battles and grisly punishment of rebels; others depict religious ceremonies performed by the king of the time, such as Ashurnasirpal II, whose magnetite statue towers in the show.
One of the most famous Assyrian kings was Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE), represented in the exhibition by a statue made of magnesite.
A statue of Ashurnasirpal II from Nimrud, Ishtar Sharrat-nihi temple, 883-859 BCE
This important and generously illustrated volume publishes in full for the first time two pairs of Neo-Assyrian wooden gates decorated with figurative and inscribed bronze bands from the reign of Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BCE).
He focuses primarily on the ninth century, when such depictions reached their peak in the reigns of Ashurnasirpal II and Shalmaneser III, and concludes with brief remarks about earlier and later depictions (pp.
Nimrud, the center of the great Assyrian empire under Ashurnasirpal II, is located in present-day Iraq, and a number of leading Iraqi archaeologists are included among the contributors.
The mound, or tell, is believed to have been built by King Ashurnasirpal II between 884 and 858 BC as a military defense line of Arrapha.
In the ancient city of Kalhu in Northern Mesopotamia (today known as Nimrud, Iraq), this impressive alabaster relief once adorned the palace walls of Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 BC).
Relief: King and Eunuch Attendant, 883-859 BC; Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II.
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