An illustration of a cross pendant worn by the king of Assyria.

Cross Pendant

An illustration of a cross pendant worn by the king of Assyria.

Relief sculpture from Assyria.

Relief sculpture

Relief sculpture from Assyria.

First row of hieroglyphics worshiping Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

Row 1 of Hieroglyphics

First row of hieroglyphics worshiping Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

Row of hieroglyphics honoring Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

Row 2 of Hieroglyphics

Row of hieroglyphics honoring Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

A row of hieroglyphics showing men working.  These are to honor Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

Row 3 of Hieroglyphics

A row of hieroglyphics showing men working. These are to honor Shalmaneser, king of Assyria.

Winged bull from Assyria.

Sculpture

Winged bull from Assyria.

Winged bull from Assyria (detail).

Sculpture

Winged bull from Assyria (detail).

Assyrian sculpture of displaying horses, carriage, Assyrians and a lion.

Assyrian Sculpture

Assyrian sculpture of displaying horses, carriage, Assyrians and a lion.

Semiramis, the Assyrian Venus, standing on a ship; inscription: <i>Askalo</i>.

Semiramis

Semiramis, the Assyrian Venus, standing on a ship; inscription: Askalo.

Figures from the palace of Sennacherib, located in Kouyunjik, Nineveh (ancient Assyria).

Sennacherib

Figures from the palace of Sennacherib, located in Kouyunjik, Nineveh (ancient Assyria).

"Pavement slab from the palace of Koyunjik." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Pavement slab

"Pavement slab from the palace of Koyunjik." —D'Anvers, 1895

An engraving of a warrior and horses from the mound of Khorsabad, Nineveh.  (Capital of ancient Assyria).

Warrior and horses

An engraving of a warrior and horses from the mound of Khorsabad, Nineveh. (Capital of ancient Assyria).