Posts tagged by #Ashurbanipal

Got to see #iamashurbanipal at the @britishmuseum on Saturday! Such an amazing exhibition displaying the rise, fall, opulence and distinctive nature of the kingship of Ashurbanipal of Assyria! It was amazing! If you get to go down then definitely do! If not come to @fitzmuseum_uk and have a look at the awesome Assyrian material!

#archaeology #archaeological #archaeologist #assyrian #ashurbanipal #ashurbanipallibrary #art #ancient #ancientneareast #museums #museum #ancientworld #stunning #kingship #britishmuseum #fitzwilliammuseum #learning #alwayslearning #neverstoplearning #cambridge #london #adventure #empire #ancientart #architecture #ancientarchitecture
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Got to see #iamashurbanipal at the @britishmuseum on Saturday! Such an amazing exhibition displaying the rise, fall, opulence and distinctive nature of the kingship of Ashurbanipal of Assyria! It was amazing! If you get to go down then definitely do! If not come to @fitzmuseum_uk and have a look at the awesome Assyrian material!

#archaeology #archaeological #archaeologist #assyrian #ashurbanipal #ashurbanipallibrary #art #ancient #ancientneareast #museums #museum #ancientworld #stunning #kingship #britishmuseum #fitzwilliammuseum #learning #alwayslearning #neverstoplearning #cambridge #london #adventure #empire #ancientart #architecture #ancientarchitecture
Reminiscing over the gallery opening last week at @p21_gallery. Really inspiring to see such emotive and informative work from a great collection of artists. 
VIDEO REPOST: ‘Iraq was just business. Unjust business, that is all. Manipulate, bribe, corrupt, I don’t care who needs to fall or what I disrupt...’ Watch this uncompromising performance of ‘I am BP’, written for the launch of I AM BRITISH PETROLEUM: KING OF EXPLOITATION, KING OF INJUSTICE exhibition of Iraqi art at the P21 Gallery last night. 
The poet, Ilaf aka @revolutionbywords , will be with us at the British Museum on Saturday for the biggest ever protest in its 260-year history. Join us - link in bio. #britishmuseum #climate #decolonizemuseums #decolonize #climatechange #nowarnowarning #ashurbanipal #art #iraq #iraqi #basra #bp #oil #protest #spokenword #decolonise #lowkey
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Reminiscing over the gallery opening last week at @p21_gallery. Really inspiring to see such emotive and informative work from a great collection of artists.
VIDEO REPOST: ‘Iraq was just business. Unjust business, that is all. Manipulate, bribe, corrupt, I don’t care who needs to fall or what I disrupt...’ Watch this uncompromising performance of ‘I am BP’, written for the launch of I AM BRITISH PETROLEUM: KING OF EXPLOITATION, KING OF INJUSTICE exhibition of Iraqi art at the P21 Gallery last night.
The poet, Ilaf aka @revolutionbywords , will be with us at the British Museum on Saturday for the biggest ever protest in its 260-year history. Join us - link in bio. #britishmuseum #climate #decolonizemuseums #decolonize #climatechange #nowarnowarning #ashurbanipal #art #iraq #iraqi #basra #bp #oil #protest #spokenword #decolonise #lowkey
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This week's Six Pillars radio show tonight 6pm: an in depth tour of "Ashurbanipal, King of the World" @britishmuseum. (Swipe photos, listen link on profile). One of History's greatest forgotten Kings, this Assyrian was a fierce and totally merciless warrior, proud scholar (the 1st in his line of kings), the world's biggest empire-builder, a self-proclaimed king-slayer, a frequent lion hunter (to show his prowess as lion's represented chaos) and collector of works on #magic, #medicine and #law in #cuneiform script.
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At the time of #Ashurbanipal's reign (669–c. 631 BC) #Assyria was the largest empire in the world, based in #Iraq & #Syria stretching from #Cyprus in the west, to #Iran in the east, and even once included #Egypt. Exhibition projects curator @CarineHarmand gives an insider's view of the exhibition. Ends Soon🔰🔰🔰!
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#antiquity #britishmuseum #middleeast #assyria #Syria #museum #radio #podcast #audio @resonancefm #resonancefm #war #library #iraqi #ancienthistory
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This week's Six Pillars radio show tonight 6pm: an in depth tour of "Ashurbanipal, King of the World" @britishmuseum. (Swipe photos, listen link on profile). One of History's greatest forgotten Kings, this Assyrian was a fierce and totally merciless warrior, proud scholar (the 1st in his line of kings), the world's biggest empire-builder, a self-proclaimed king-slayer, a frequent lion hunter (to show his prowess as lion's represented chaos) and collector of works on #magic, #medicine and #law in #cuneiform script.
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At the time of #Ashurbanipal& #039;s reign (669–c. 631 BC) #Assyria was the largest empire in the world, based in #Iraq & #Syria stretching from #Cyprus in the west, to #Iran in the east, and even once included #Egypt. Exhibition projects curator @CarineHarmand gives an insider's view of the exhibition. Ends Soon🔰🔰🔰!
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#antiquity #britishmuseum #middleeast #assyria #Syria #museum #radio #podcast #audio @resonancefm #resonancefm #war #library #iraqi #ancienthistory
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I came to London to see the I Am Ashurbanipal exhibition at the @britishmuseum. Which I have now done (I enjoyed it a lot, as I’m obsessed with ancient Mesopotamia). It is colder and rainier than I expected, so I’m fortifying myself with some tea before moving in the general direction of the @vamuseum. Btw, really liking this lovely tea place right next to the British Museum. The china!👌 #ashurbanipal #britishmuseum #afternoontea #london #cafebabka
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I came to London to see the I Am Ashurbanipal exhibition at the @britishmuseum. Which I have now done (I enjoyed it a lot, as I’m obsessed with ancient Mesopotamia). It is colder and rainier than I expected, so I’m fortifying myself with some tea before moving in the general direction of the @vamuseum. Btw, really liking this lovely tea place right next to the British Museum. The china!👌 #ashurbanipal #britishmuseum #afternoontea #london #cafebabka
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“Lost in Translation/White Rhythmic Dog” -Yours Truly

Cursed by The Seraphim,
Fallen from Grace.
Blinded by Light,
Retreat to the Darkness.
Heaven or Hell.
Prepare for the Battle.
Raising up Demons[Angels]
with Flickering Candles. 
Nephilim Giants 
Created by Cherubim, 
Enki and Enlil;
The Elohim Mines.
Saturn return 
And Gold in the Sky
Adam to Enoch; 
From Eden we shy. 
Flooded with Genesis; 
Epic of Gilgamesh.
Tower of Babel
The World is Confused.
Sodom/Gomorrah;
The Abraham Covenant. 
Isaac and Ishmael:
Arabs and Jews.

East and West
From North to South.
Pole to Pole.
From Mouth to Mouth.
Language forms and stories change 
As Word evolves from House to House.

Son of Noah;
Land of Khem.
Thoth and Horus;
Eyes of men
Wish to read the Emerald Tablets. 
Mummified to try again. 
Alexander;
Greece and Rome.
Ashurbanipal;
The scrolls.
Try collecting all the stories. 
Wander Earth,
Enslaving souls.

Righteous conquests,
Noble journeys.
Circumscribe the knowledge told.
Written down in coded verses.
Kill the prophet oracles.

Books are burned 
And pages lost.
Chapters rich in holocaust.
War and famine,
Plagues and horror.
Vilify the gods of old.

Essene yogis;
Sufi mystics.
Poems rich in Heart and Soul.
Sanskrit, Hebrew, 
I Ching, Reiki.
Cleanse the mind with herbs and stones.

Yin and Yang;
The Shakti/Shiva.
Good and Bad,
The Black and White.
Dao and Dharma,
Law of Karma.
Night is Day and Day is Night.

All is One:
Vedantin Sutras.
Strung together, 
Reds to Blues.
Paint the Pictures,
Sing the Stories
Worlds of Color;
Swirling Hues.

Krishna Gita,
Zoroaster,
Metatronic hymns And clues.
Seeking Truth thru Divination.
Warring States,
Just family feuds.

Mayan/Aztec,
Sikhs and Rastas.
4th dimension.
Sun and Moon.
Time is looping.
Portals open.
Signatures;
Numeric Tunes.

Gamma, Beta,
Alpha, Theta.
Frequencies 
Of Love that move,
Low to High and High to Low
Which activate genetic code.

Pleasure centers.
Voids are entered.
Empty pots,
The glasses spill.
Tension builds;
Ascension skills.
The senses vital,
But senses kill.

Tantra, Buddha.
Bodhisattva.
Middle Path,
The Noble Truth.
Kundalini,
Chakra Cleansing.
Suffer much,
Accept the Boon...
(Continues in comments)
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“Lost in Translation/White Rhythmic Dog” -Yours Truly

Cursed by The Seraphim,
Fallen from Grace.
Blinded by Light,
Retreat to the Darkness.
Heaven or Hell.
Prepare for the Battle.
Raising up Demons[Angels]
with Flickering Candles.
Nephilim Giants
Created by Cherubim,
Enki and Enlil;
The Elohim Mines.
Saturn return
And Gold in the Sky
Adam to Enoch;
From Eden we shy.
Flooded with Genesis;
Epic of Gilgamesh.
Tower of Babel
The World is Confused.
Sodom/Gomorrah;
The Abraham Covenant.
Isaac and Ishmael:
Arabs and Jews.

East and West
From North to South.
Pole to Pole.
From Mouth to Mouth.
Language forms and stories change
As Word evolves from House to House.

Son of Noah;
Land of Khem.
Thoth and Horus;
Eyes of men
Wish to read the Emerald Tablets.
Mummified to try again.
Alexander;
Greece and Rome.
Ashurbanipal;
The scrolls.
Try collecting all the stories.
Wander Earth,
Enslaving souls.

Righteous conquests,
Noble journeys.
Circumscribe the knowledge told.
Written down in coded verses.
Kill the prophet oracles.

Books are burned
And pages lost.
Chapters rich in holocaust.
War and famine,
Plagues and horror.
Vilify the gods of old.

Essene yogis;
Sufi mystics.
Poems rich in Heart and Soul.
Sanskrit, Hebrew,
I Ching, Reiki.
Cleanse the mind with herbs and stones.

Yin and Yang;
The Shakti/Shiva.
Good and Bad,
The Black and White.
Dao and Dharma,
Law of Karma.
Night is Day and Day is Night.

All is One:
Vedantin Sutras.
Strung together,
Reds to Blues.
Paint the Pictures,
Sing the Stories
Worlds of Color;
Swirling Hues.

Krishna Gita,
Zoroaster,
Metatronic hymns And clues.
Seeking Truth thru Divination.
Warring States,
Just family feuds.

Mayan/Aztec,
Sikhs and Rastas.
4th dimension.
Sun and Moon.
Time is looping.
Portals open.
Signatures;
Numeric Tunes.

Gamma, Beta,
Alpha, Theta.
Frequencies
Of Love that move,
Low to High and High to Low
Which activate genetic code.

Pleasure centers.
Voids are entered.
Empty pots,
The glasses spill.
Tension builds;
Ascension skills.
The senses vital,
But senses kill.

Tantra, Buddha.
Bodhisattva.
Middle Path,
The Noble Truth.
Kundalini,
Chakra Cleansing.
Suffer much,
Accept the Boon...
(Continues in comments)
Who invented writing? What did they write about? Irving Finkel the amazing curator of ancient languages explains all on Everything Under The Sun this week. I met him writing The Secret Museum book, he showed me the @britishmuseum collection of ancient stories and spells written on clay tablets - they’re on shelves that once held the library’s Mills & Boon collection! Plus send in your buzzing bees 🐝 for a chance to win a copy of Natural Wonders of the World. ☀️☀️☀️#thesecretmuseum #everythingunderthesunpodcast #bookstagram #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal
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Who invented writing? What did they write about? Irving Finkel the amazing curator of ancient languages explains all on Everything Under The Sun this week. I met him writing The Secret Museum book, he showed me the @britishmuseum collection of ancient stories and spells written on clay tablets - they’re on shelves that once held the library’s Mills & Boon collection! Plus send in your buzzing bees 🐝 for a chance to win a copy of Natural Wonders of the World. ☀️☀️☀️#thesecretmuseum #everythingunderthesunpodcast #bookstagram #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal
Spent a whole afternoon on enjoying the special exhibition about Ashurbanipal. The collections from the reliefs at his royal palace (which dates back to about 650 BC) in Nineveh tell a magnificent story about a lifetime of this Assyrian emperor. Feels like I’m reading comic books and back in 2700 years ago. So excited to touch the real artefacts from ~650 BC. Also, there are more lion hunt sets from room 6 to 10; don’t miss them. #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal #assyrian #nineveh
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Spent a whole afternoon on enjoying the special exhibition about Ashurbanipal. The collections from the reliefs at his royal palace (which dates back to about 650 BC) in Nineveh tell a magnificent story about a lifetime of this Assyrian emperor. Feels like I’m reading comic books and back in 2700 years ago. So excited to touch the real artefacts from ~650 BC. Also, there are more lion hunt sets from room 6 to 10; don’t miss them. #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal #assyrian #nineveh
"We won’t let the British Museum clean up the image of this war-profiteering, climate-crashing company, while glossing over its own problematic past!

16 years after massive protests took place around the world against the invasion of Iraq, we’ll join with others to bring our resistance to arms, oil and injustice into a mass creative takeover of the British Museum!" From bp-or-not-bp.org

#NoWarNoWarming #Ashurbanipal #DropBP
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"We won’t let the British Museum clean up the image of this war-profiteering, climate-crashing company, while glossing over its own problematic past!

16 years after massive protests took place around the world against the invasion of Iraq, we’ll join with others to bring our resistance to arms, oil and injustice into a mass creative takeover of the British Museum!" From bp-or-not-bp.org

#NoWarNoWarming #Ashurbanipal #DropBP
Going back to the Assyrians for a minute, one admires these massive statues in museums but rarely wonders how they got there or even how they were made in the first place. The lamassu from Khorsabad (pic 1 on site at the moment of discovery and pic 2 now at the British Museum) are 16 tons. in weight. They had to be cut in four to be transported to England. And yet the Assyrians managed to carve them in one piece, in a region where stone had to be transported from mountain quarries to the palace sites down on the plains. The last three pictures will give you an idea of how this was done (basically, with patience and a lot of manpower, cutting the block and a rough draft up in the quarry then pulling this to the site and finishing the work there). Pics 3 and 4 illustrate the transport of Layard's Nimrud lamassus, which were thankfully smaller and could be done in one piece although it was quite the feat of ingenuity.

#BritishMuseum #Assyrianart #Ashurbanipal
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Going back to the Assyrians for a minute, one admires these massive statues in museums but rarely wonders how they got there or even how they were made in the first place. The lamassu from Khorsabad (pic 1 on site at the moment of discovery and pic 2 now at the British Museum) are 16 tons. in weight. They had to be cut in four to be transported to England. And yet the Assyrians managed to carve them in one piece, in a region where stone had to be transported from mountain quarries to the palace sites down on the plains. The last three pictures will give you an idea of how this was done (basically, with patience and a lot of manpower, cutting the block and a rough draft up in the quarry then pulling this to the site and finishing the work there). Pics 3 and 4 illustrate the transport of Layard's Nimrud lamassus, which were thankfully smaller and could be done in one piece although it was quite the feat of ingenuity.

#BritishMuseum #Assyrianart #Ashurbanipal
A journey between mind and soul sailing through your emotions, this is where you can visualize, experience and grasp every little sentiment in this world not only feeling them, just like coffee, simple short and full of power , energy and emotions.

#comingsoon 
#justlikecoffee 
#ashurbanipal 
#اصدارات_اشور_بانيبال_للكتاب 
#آشور_بانيبال_للكتاب 
#اشور_بانيبال #شارع_المتنبي 
#كتب #كتب_books #كتب_2019 
#قريبا_جدا
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A journey between mind and soul sailing through your emotions, this is where you can visualize, experience and grasp every little sentiment in this world not only feeling them, just like coffee, simple short and full of power , energy and emotions.

#comingsoon
#justlikecoffee
#ashurbanipal
#اصدارات_اشور_بانيبال_للكتاب
#آشور_بانيبال_للكتاب
#اشور_بانيبال #شارع_المتنبي
#كتب #كتب_books #كتب_2019
#قريبا_جدا
Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration 
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn  #timeoutlondon 
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
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Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn #timeoutlondon
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration 
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn  #timeoutlondon 
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
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Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn #timeoutlondon
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration 
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn  #timeoutlondon 
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
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Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn #timeoutlondon
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration 
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn  #timeoutlondon 
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
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Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn #timeoutlondon
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration 
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn  #timeoutlondon 
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
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Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn #timeoutlondon
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration 
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn  #timeoutlondon 
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
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Hundreds of activities from the pressure group BP or not BP demonstrates in British Museum against BP’s sponsorship of the exhibition "I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria."
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#BP #britishmuseum #museum #climatechange #protest #bpornotbp #NoWarNoWarming #DropBP #Ashurbanipal #fossilfree #ClimateStrike #Ashurbanipal #AncientHistory #Climatejustice #BritishMuseumprotest #decolonizemuseums #climatechangeisreal #protest #londonprotest #demonstration
#onepicperday2019 #metroldn #timeoutlondon
@BP_plc @britishmuseum
Intriguing exhibition on the king of Assyria Ashurbanipal who lived around 600BC. The crafts and objects and his stunning library are the focus of the exhibition and try to bring closer his achievements and efforts how he ruled his kingdom. He also fought in wars with other kingdoms and his family where the visitor realises the destructive effects of human lives and cultural goods through conflicts. The British museum plays a major role in obtaining and funding the preservation of these kinds of objects. The exhibition ends with a voice on how to protect and preserve culture from conflicts for the future. Though focusing on the fragile original objects in the first place, this exhibitions has some clever usage of digital media too. #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal #assyria #exhibition #ロンドン #大映美術館 #アッシュールバニパル王だよ
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Intriguing exhibition on the king of Assyria Ashurbanipal who lived around 600BC. The crafts and objects and his stunning library are the focus of the exhibition and try to bring closer his achievements and efforts how he ruled his kingdom. He also fought in wars with other kingdoms and his family where the visitor realises the destructive effects of human lives and cultural goods through conflicts. The British museum plays a major role in obtaining and funding the preservation of these kinds of objects. The exhibition ends with a voice on how to protect and preserve culture from conflicts for the future. Though focusing on the fragile original objects in the first place, this exhibitions has some clever usage of digital media too. #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal #assyria #exhibition #ロンドン #大映美術館 #アッシュールバニパル王だよ
I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria 📍 @britishmuseum •
*New blog post* #linkinbio 📲Spectacular use of lighting and colour in the Ashurbanipal exhibition to show what Assyrian reliefs would have looked like in the past. The authentic colours didn’t detract from the art, instead they highlighted details that may not have been visible on first inspection 🔎 There’s just over a week left to see this AMAZING exhibition so hurry, GO GO! .
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#museummusings #museum #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal #exhibition #kingoftheworld #kingofassyria #technology #work #museumwork #blog #blogger #london #museumblog #light #colour #review #blogpost #reliefs #archaeology #iraq #excavation #history #heritage
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I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria 📍 @britishmuseum
*New blog post* #linkinbio 📲Spectacular use of lighting and colour in the Ashurbanipal exhibition to show what Assyrian reliefs would have looked like in the past. The authentic colours didn’t detract from the art, instead they highlighted details that may not have been visible on first inspection 🔎 There’s just over a week left to see this AMAZING exhibition so hurry, GO GO! .
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#museummusings #museum #britishmuseum #ashurbanipal #exhibition #kingoftheworld #kingofassyria #technology #work #museumwork #blog #blogger #london #museumblog #light #colour #review #blogpost #reliefs #archaeology #iraq #excavation #history #heritage
Assyrians were a blood thirsty lot. Most Assyrian reliefs represent either war or hunting. Lions, as the most dangerous natural predator and representing the forces of chaos and the wild rather than the civilization of urban human life, were the favourite prey to be shown in royal hunts. By vanquishing lions personally, the king would demonstrate prowess, courage and virtue.

##BritishMuseum #Ashurbanipal #Assyrianart
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Assyrians were a blood thirsty lot. Most Assyrian reliefs represent either war or hunting. Lions, as the most dangerous natural predator and representing the forces of chaos and the wild rather than the civilization of urban human life, were the favourite prey to be shown in royal hunts. By vanquishing lions personally, the king would demonstrate prowess, courage and virtue.

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Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE, also known as Assurbanipal) was the last of the great kings of Assyria. His name means "the god Ashur is creator of an heir" and he was the son of King Esarhaddon of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. In the Hebrew Tanakh (the Christian Old Testament) he is called As (e) nappar or Osnapper (Ezra 4:10), while the Greeks knew him as Sardanapolos and the Romans as Sardanapulus. I have attained the greatest territorial expansion of the #Assyrian Empire which included Babylonia, Persia, Syria, and Egypt (although Egypt was lost as a result of a revolt under the reign of the #EgyptianPharaohPsammetichus I). Ashurbanipal was a popular king who ruled his citizens fairly but was marked for his cruelty towards those whom he defeated (the best known example being a relief depicting the defeated king with a dog chain through his jaw, being forced to live in a kennel after capture ). He is best known for his vast library at Nineveh, which he himself considered his greatest achievement. Under #Ashurbanipal's reign, the country of Elam (which had long been an unconquerable enemy of Assyria) was destroyed and Urartu, another long-time adversary, was dominated. Toward the end of his reign, however, the empire had grown too large and too difficult to properly defend. The Assyrian Empire was already crumbling to the end of his reign and, with his death, fell apart completely. It was important to write to the Mesopotamians that, under the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (685-627 BC), more than 30,000 were collected books of clay tablets in the library of his capital in #Nineveh. Ashurbanipal hoped to preserve the heritage, culture and history of the region and clearly understood the importance of the written word to achieve this goal. Among the many books in his library, Ashurbanipal included literary works, such as the story of #Gilgamesh or the story of Etana, because he realized that literature not only articulates the history of certain people, but of all people... #Anunnaki_insight_ #ashurbanipal #anunnakihistory
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Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE, also known as Assurbanipal) was the last of the great kings of Assyria. His name means "the god Ashur is creator of an heir" and he was the son of King Esarhaddon of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. In the Hebrew Tanakh (the Christian Old Testament) he is called As (e) nappar or Osnapper (Ezra 4:10), while the Greeks knew him as Sardanapolos and the Romans as Sardanapulus. I have attained the greatest territorial expansion of the #Assyrian Empire which included Babylonia, Persia, Syria, and Egypt (although Egypt was lost as a result of a revolt under the reign of the #EgyptianPharaohPsammetichus I). Ashurbanipal was a popular king who ruled his citizens fairly but was marked for his cruelty towards those whom he defeated (the best known example being a relief depicting the defeated king with a dog chain through his jaw, being forced to live in a kennel after capture ). He is best known for his vast library at Nineveh, which he himself considered his greatest achievement. Under #Ashurbanipal& #039;s reign, the country of Elam (which had long been an unconquerable enemy of Assyria) was destroyed and Urartu, another long-time adversary, was dominated. Toward the end of his reign, however, the empire had grown too large and too difficult to properly defend. The Assyrian Empire was already crumbling to the end of his reign and, with his death, fell apart completely. It was important to write to the Mesopotamians that, under the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (685-627 BC), more than 30,000 were collected books of clay tablets in the library of his capital in #Nineveh. Ashurbanipal hoped to preserve the heritage, culture and history of the region and clearly understood the importance of the written word to achieve this goal. Among the many books in his library, Ashurbanipal included literary works, such as the story of #Gilgamesh or the story of Etana, because he realized that literature not only articulates the history of certain people, but of all people... #Anunnaki_insight_ #ashurbanipal #anunnakihistory
The Assyrians wrote cuneiform, like mostly everyone in the region. This was written with reeds on clay tablets. Ashurbanipal prided himself on being not only a good warrior but also an excellent scholar, and he is usually represented handling weapons but carrying a stylus on his belt. In his library in the palace of Nineveh, Ashurbanipal assembled the finest collection of his time - literature (including the finest copy of the Gilgamesh epic), medicine, astronomy, divination. Fortunately when the palace burned down at the sack of Nineveh after his death this served to bake the tablets and this preserved them for posterity, though most of them are in pieces and still haven't been put together. We also have records and letters (even with their clay envelope!). There was a sort of pony express system for letters marked with the royal seal, as otherwise the Assyrian empire would have been too extensive to manage. Inscriptions are also usual on palace walls, either in praise of the monarch, explaining the scenes or with ritual texts.

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The Assyrians wrote cuneiform, like mostly everyone in the region. This was written with reeds on clay tablets. Ashurbanipal prided himself on being not only a good warrior but also an excellent scholar, and he is usually represented handling weapons but carrying a stylus on his belt. In his library in the palace of Nineveh, Ashurbanipal assembled the finest collection of his time - literature (including the finest copy of the Gilgamesh epic), medicine, astronomy, divination. Fortunately when the palace burned down at the sack of Nineveh after his death this served to bake the tablets and this preserved them for posterity, though most of them are in pieces and still haven't been put together. We also have records and letters (even with their clay envelope!). There was a sort of pony express system for letters marked with the royal seal, as otherwise the Assyrian empire would have been too extensive to manage. Inscriptions are also usual on palace walls, either in praise of the monarch, explaining the scenes or with ritual texts.

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First things first: who were the Assyrians and where did they live? Apparently they originated in a town called Ashur, in Northern Mesopotamia, and created several other capital cities like Niniveh, Nimrud and Khorsabad, all relatively close to modern day Mosul, in northern Iraq. In the golden era of the Hittite empire and the Amarna kings in Egypt they were still a small player in the geopolitical game, but their chance came after the ruin of these empires. Their expansion starts in the 9th century BC and by Ashurbanipal's reign in the 7th century they control Babylonia, the Levant and even conquer Egypt. Unfortunately after Ashurbanipal's death the empire unravels fast under the combined attack of the Medes and the Babylonians revolting for independence.

The Assyrians lived in cities, built out of bricks. Clay was generally unbaked unless fired for decoration (this was more typical in the south, thus preservation of the Ishtar gate) and normal walls or houses have not survived but instead decomposed again into mounds with time. However, palace walls were covered by stone slabs on which basreliefs were carved, and many of these stayed in place as time went by. Monumental doorways were guarded by sphinx statues called lamassu. Columns had animal shaped bases.

Both Nimrud and Niniveh have more than one palace, due to the bad habit of kings of wanting their own rather than living in their father's or grandfather's. However, since Mesopotamia is low on stone and transporting it was difficult and expensive, a palace might be stripped of stone slabs to decorate a newer one. Layard encountered this when excavating Nimrud. 
Palaces (and cities generally speaking) often had extensive gardens, orchards and agricultural grounds. Husbanding water resources through extensive waterchannel networks was essential to success in an area where rain is scarce most of the year.

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First things first: who were the Assyrians and where did they live? Apparently they originated in a town called Ashur, in Northern Mesopotamia, and created several other capital cities like Niniveh, Nimrud and Khorsabad, all relatively close to modern day Mosul, in northern Iraq. In the golden era of the Hittite empire and the Amarna kings in Egypt they were still a small player in the geopolitical game, but their chance came after the ruin of these empires. Their expansion starts in the 9th century BC and by Ashurbanipal's reign in the 7th century they control Babylonia, the Levant and even conquer Egypt. Unfortunately after Ashurbanipal's death the empire unravels fast under the combined attack of the Medes and the Babylonians revolting for independence.

The Assyrians lived in cities, built out of bricks. Clay was generally unbaked unless fired for decoration (this was more typical in the south, thus preservation of the Ishtar gate) and normal walls or houses have not survived but instead decomposed again into mounds with time. However, palace walls were covered by stone slabs on which basreliefs were carved, and many of these stayed in place as time went by. Monumental doorways were guarded by sphinx statues called lamassu. Columns had animal shaped bases.

Both Nimrud and Niniveh have more than one palace, due to the bad habit of kings of wanting their own rather than living in their father's or grandfather's. However, since Mesopotamia is low on stone and transporting it was difficult and expensive, a palace might be stripped of stone slabs to decorate a newer one. Layard encountered this when excavating Nimrud.
Palaces (and cities generally speaking) often had extensive gardens, orchards and agricultural grounds. Husbanding water resources through extensive waterchannel networks was essential to success in an area where rain is scarce most of the year.

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So I also went to the British Museum, and here is where you may start trembling. You can blame Layard, if you like - I do. I had been reading his book on his excavations of Nimrud and Niniveh back in the 1840s (wonderful stuff, reads like a novel) in preparation for my visit to the Ashurbanipal exhibition, which I really wanted to see. Naturally I got there and almost the first thing I saw was this enormous head, and I got really excited, because I knew exactly where and when it had been found, it was all in the book! So I took a good look at the exhibition, and then the next day went back and checked out the permanent Assyrian exhibits (most of them are Layard's findings), and then I went back a third time and spent a full day starting with the exhibition again when it was still empty at breakfast time, then went upstairs and did the rest of the Middle East section and then traipsed through the Celts and Greece and Rome for the rest of the day. I skipped the Egyptians because one must draw the line somewhere. The waiters in the Members' Room really got to know me though, and I did a lot of shopping. And I have lots of pictures to share with you all 😊

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So I also went to the British Museum, and here is where you may start trembling. You can blame Layard, if you like - I do. I had been reading his book on his excavations of Nimrud and Niniveh back in the 1840s (wonderful stuff, reads like a novel) in preparation for my visit to the Ashurbanipal exhibition, which I really wanted to see. Naturally I got there and almost the first thing I saw was this enormous head, and I got really excited, because I knew exactly where and when it had been found, it was all in the book! So I took a good look at the exhibition, and then the next day went back and checked out the permanent Assyrian exhibits (most of them are Layard's findings), and then I went back a third time and spent a full day starting with the exhibition again when it was still empty at breakfast time, then went upstairs and did the rest of the Middle East section and then traipsed through the Celts and Greece and Rome for the rest of the day. I skipped the Egyptians because one must draw the line somewhere. The waiters in the Members' Room really got to know me though, and I did a lot of shopping. And I have lots of pictures to share with you all 😊

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