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Elamite/Susian army defeated by the Assyrians-decapitation of the Elamite leader.

Arrowheads found at Lachish. There are 6 iron arrowheads and 6 "bone" arrowheads; the latter were produced during the siege, when iron became scarce. There some incrustation and discoloration of these bony arrowheads. The British Museum, London. Photo Osama S. M. Amin.

Siege of Lachish Reliefs at the British Museum

Siege of Lachish Reliefs at the British Museum – Ancient History et cetera

Elamite gold dog amulet, 2nd millenium BCE, Mesopotamia

An Elamite gold dog amulet. Drilled to be worn like a bead. Circa late - Early millennium B.C Southwestern Iran

Iran, Jiroft soapstone vase, ca 3000 BC. اثر هنری تمدن جیرفت حدود ۳۰۰۰ سال پیش از میلاد - ARYAN HAYKAZUNIAN ARMENIAN - Google+

Iran, Jiroft soapstone vase, ca 3000 BC. اثر هنری تمدن جیرفت حدود ۳۰۰۰ سال پیش از میلاد - ARYAN HAYKAZUNIAN ARMENIAN - Google+

Elamite Bronze Sculpture of a Lion Attacking a St Origin: Central Asia Circa: 900 BC to 600 BC  Collection: Near Eastern Art Medium: Bronze Condition:

Elamite Bronze Sculpture of a Lion Attacking a St Origin: Central Asia Circa: 900 BC to 600 BC Collection: Near Eastern Art Medium: Bronze Condition:

Esfinge de Darío I el Grande, en el Palacio Real de Susa, realizada en ladrillo policromado.

Winged sphinx from Darius ' palace at Susa , circa 510 B .

Stele of Ushumgal  Sumerian, 2900-2700  The Metropolitan Museum of Art  ” Among the earliest written documents from Mesopotamia are records of land sales or grants, often carved in stone with associated images, perhaps for public display. The Sumerian inscription on this stele records a transaction involving three fields, three houses, and some livestock. Ushumgal, a priest of the god Shara, and his daughter are the central figures of the transaction.

Stele of Ushumgal [MetMuseum] Period: Early Dynastic I Date: B. Geography: Mesopotamia, probably from Umma (modern Jokha) Culture: Sumerian Medium: Gypsum alabaster Classification: Stone-Reliefs-Inscribed

Shalmanesar III attacking Hamath.  This band from the bronze gates of Balawat shows the warriors of Shalmaneser III (858-824 B.C.) attacking the city of Parga in Hamath and breaking her walls with the battering ram, turning them into rubble.  Isaiah 37:11-13 "Look! You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by utterly destroying them; and shall you be delivered?....Where is the king of Hamath, the king of Arpad..."

Bible History Online presentsArchaeological Discoveries in an Overview of the Archaeology of Ancient Assyria

Nineveh, Adad Gate: In 612 BCE the Assyrian capital Nineveh was destroyed & a great fire ravaged the Library where the scholar King Ashurbanipal had amassed a great number of texts/ tablets from various countries, written on leather scrolls, wax boards, & possibly papyri – all of them destroyed. However, the clay cuneiform tablets became partially baked, helping to preserve the tablets, which lay in the earth & were eventually found by 19th c. archaeology

Tragedy as militants bomb 2,700-year-old Nineveh Wall in Iraq

Militants of the Islamic State have destroyed a large portion of the ancient Nineveh wall in Mosul, which dates back some years. The tragic loss adds to a series of archaeological, historical, a

A Magnificent and Highly Important Proto-Elamite Silver Kneeling Bull Holding a Spouted Vessel, a Masterwork of the Proto-Elamite Period Sumerian. 3100-2900 BE Southwestern Iran.

AstroSpirit / Taurus ♉ / Earth / The Bull / Magnificent and Highly Important Proto-Elamite Silver Kneeling Bull Holding a Spouted Vessel, a Masterwork of the Proto-Elamite Period Sumerian. BE Southwestern Iran.

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