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Cylinder seal  Period:Jemdet Nasr Date:ca. 3100–2900 B.C. Geography:Mesopotamia Medium:Copper or bronze Dimensions:0.87 in. (2.21 cm)

Cylinder seal Period:Jemdet Nasr Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Medium:Copper or bronze in.

Period:  Neo-Assyrian  Date:  ca. 8th century B.C.  Geography:    Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ)  Culture:   Assyrian  1958, excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ceded to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1959, purchased from British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ) Culture: Assyrian excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq

Panel with a male figure grasping a tree; winged sun disc above    Period: Neo-Assyrian  Date: ca. 8th century B.C.  Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)  Culture: Assyrian

Panel with a male figure grasping a tree; winged sun disc above. Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. century B. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian--notice the winged object above him ?

Get information, lesson plans, printables, videos, and more for teaching your kids about ancient Mesopotamia.

Resources for Teaching Ancient Mesopotamia

Get information, lesson plans, printables, videos, and more for teaching your kids about ancient Mesopotamia.

Striding figure with ibex horns, copper alloy. From Mesopotamia, ca. 3000 BC. Located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Photo by Peter Roan, via Flickr.

Proto-Elamite bronze figure af a man, 3000 B. This solid-cast sculpture is one of a pair of nearly identical images of a hero or a demon wearing the upturned boots associated with highland regions, his power enhanced by the mighty horns of the ibex.

Plaque with two kneeling youths supporting a ram-headed sphinx    Period:      Neo-Assyrian  Date:      ca. 9th–8th century B.C.  Geography:      Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)  Culture:      Assyrian  Medium:      Ivory

Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Ivory Plaque w/ two kneeling youths supporting a ram-headed sphinx. Neo-Assyrian, ca c.

Relief: Assyrian soldier conducting captives across the water  Period:     Neo-Assyrian Date:     ca. 668–627 B.C. Geography:     Mesopotamia,Niniveh Assyrian

Relief: Assyrian soldier conducting captives across the water on a reed boat. Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Niniveh Assyrian Ashurmasirpal mentions that the Assyrians were not defeated by large bodies of water.

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