Lamassu


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Lamassu

The monumental human-headed, winged bulls that guarded the entrances to Mesopotamian palaces and temples.
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He had instructed the security forces not to disturb the site, in the hopes that something - maybe the winged sentinels, known as lamassu - could be restored.
Those statues included the famous winged bulls with human faces, known as lamassu, which stood at the entrances to the palace of Ashurnasirpal II, king of Assyria in the 9th century BC, and nearby temples on the site.
The other thing about the sphinx is that she is so obviously a lamassu, a Babylonian mythical beast.
66) Three companies together control a majority of the market for Bitcoin ATMs: Lamassu (67), Robocoin (68), and BitAccess.
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.
a statue or an apparition bearing the likeness of a person (the Greek angelos was similar to this); the Mesopotamians also had a similar notion: the lamassu (Oppenheim 1977: 200).
Companies like Lamassu are creating ATMs for the cryptocurrency, allowing you to scan your Bitcoin QR code, enter your cash, and buy bitcoin with the push of a button.
The ATM s compact size, price and feature set look ready to challenge Lamassu s machines, which have grown in cafes and showrooms around the world since introducing in October of previous year.
Jonathan Ewing, Bitto co-founder, said the ATMs were made by a Portuguese company known as Lamassu.
then there's wrapping your head around what this means for the future of payments and financial institutions," said Zach Harvey, of Manchester, one-third of the firm Lamassu Bitcoin Ventures, which is about to unveil the first ATM that can turn paper money into Bitcoins.
67-68, 83-84), while Balawat, which appears without lamassu on a strip from the Mamu temple gate (figs.
On one side the medal, made of an alloy of copper and nickel, shows the image of the Lamassu ( a human-headed winged lion dating from the Assyrian period ( above the word "Iraq", with Harry's grandmother, the Queen, on the other.