Isis DAESH ARE a gang of thugs and monsters!!! Be sure to comment on this post, folks! The things those creeps will do to precious antiquities are enough to make one sick to ones stomach! Richard

Clio Ancient Art & Antiquities

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Glazed terracotta tile. Nimrud. 875-850 BCE

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Protective spirit. Northwest Palace at Nimrud. 865 BCE

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Human headed winged lion, formerly flanking a doorway in the Northwest Palace at Nimrud. Time of Ashurnasirpal I, 865 BCE

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The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, showing scenes of tribute bearers from many lands. 858-824 BCE

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Gates from Shalmaneser III’s palace at Balawat. Embossed bronze strips over wood (reconstructed). 858-824 BCE.

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Winged human headed spirits. Northwest Palace at Nimrud. These may have guarded the entrance to the King’s private apartments. 865 BCE.

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Horses & grooms leaving Sennacherib’s palace at Nineveh, 700 BCE

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Protective spirits, Nineveh, 645-635 BCE. These figures are not fighting but are protecting against any evil that might approach from two directions.

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