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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As the tally of eradication mounts--the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, the Northwest Palace of the Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud, the Mosque of the Prophet Jonah in Nineveh, the ancient city of Hatra, fourteen of the mausoleums of Timbuktu, all in the past ten years--it has become clear that the devastation is not random but is the result of programmatic cultural cleansing.
Nimrud (Iraq): The palace of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king, had survived for three millennia before Daesh militants arrived and sacked the place with glee.
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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.
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