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Mesopotamia Collection

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar

Babylons lion. Lion decorated the Processional Wal (Ishtar Gate). 575 BC. Pergamon Museum. Museum Island. Berlin. Germany

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: HMS Sedgefly, river gunboat, Mesopotamia, WW1

HMS Sedgefly, river gunboat, Mesopotamia, WW1
HMS Sedgefly, a British river Fly-class gunboat, on the River Tigris in Mesopotamia during the First World War. Date: circa 1916-1918

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1

Irish soldier in a trench, Mesopotamia, WW1
A soldier with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Faugh-a-Ballagh) in a trench in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), teases a Turkish sniper by raising a pith helmet on his rifle during the First World War

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card

The Landing Stage at Ahvaz, Iran - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of the Landing Stage at Ahvaz - a city

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cu

Cylinder of Cyrus the Great with text written in akkadian cuneiform. Clay. Describes the conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and the capture of King Nabonidus by Cyrus the Great

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Standard of Ur Babylonian art

Standard of Ur Babylonian art
The Standard of Ur. 2600 -2400 BC. Peace panel. Babylonian art. Mosaic. UNITED KINGDOM. ENGLAND. London. The British Museum. Proc: IRAQ. Ur

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: The Fall of Babylon by John Martin (1789-1854). 1831. Nation

The Fall of Babylon by John Martin (1789-1854). 1831. National Library. Paris. France. Exposition Babylon. Louvre

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Iraq. Late Preh

Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Iraq. Late Preh
Mesopotamia. Clay Tablet. Pictographs drawn. Early writing tablet recording the allocation of beer. Iraq. Late Prehistoric period. 3100-3000BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) with Thomas Cook & Son

Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) with Thomas Cook & Son
Cover illustration for Tours to Mesopotamia (Iraq) under the management of Thomas Cook & Son Ltd, showing a group of three men brewing mint tea in a Middle Eastern street scene

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Gertrude Bell: The Uncrowned Queen of Mesopotamia

Gertrude Bell: The Uncrowned Queen of Mesopotamia
Miss Gertrude Bell pictured in the Illustrated London News - described as a Staff Political Officer in Mesopotamia (Iraq) on the eve of the Cairo Conference to discuss the future of Mesopotamia

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: The Cairo Conference

The Cairo Conference
The Conference at Cairo to discuss Mesopotamia (Iraq) in 1921 attended by Winston Churchill, King Faisal of Iraq, Sir Percy Cox, Gertrude Bell

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: British troops on the way to Baghdad, Mesopotamia, WW1

British troops on the way to Baghdad, Mesopotamia, WW1
British troops by the Tigris, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), on the way to Baghdad during the First World War. Date: 1916

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1

Narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia, WW1
A narrow street in Kut Al Amara, Mesopotamia (now Iraq), during the First World War. Date: circa 1915-1918

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Jude the Apostle

Jude the Apostle
SAINT JUDE THE APOSTLE (also known as Thaddeus): he spread the Good Word in Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) but when he went to Persia he was put to death

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Wwi / 1915 / Mesopotamia

Wwi / 1915 / Mesopotamia
The 33rd Queen Victorias Own Light Cavalry, led by Jemadar Ram-Karan, charge and scatter a Turkish force

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Gertrude Bells Aeroplane

Gertrude Bells Aeroplane & Arrival

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: British troops in action against Turks near Kirkuk, WW1

British troops in action against Turks near Kirkuk, WW1
British troops of the 7th North Staffordshire Regiment, 39th Infantry Brigade, 13th Division, in action against the Turks at an outpost near Kirkuk, Mesopotamia (now Iraq) during the First World War

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Bristol fighter plane in Mesopotamia, WW1

Bristol fighter plane in Mesopotamia, WW1
A British Bristol fighter plane of No. 6 Squadron in Mesopotamia during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Two Old Men of Shush, Iran - WWI Xmas card

Two Old Men of Shush, Iran - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of two old men of Shush - the capital

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Lamassu or Bull-man. Gate from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharr

Lamassu or Bull-man. Gate from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharr
Assyrian Art. Lamassu or Bull-man. Gate from Sargon IIs Palace. Dur-Sharrukin (Khorsabad). Assyria, 721-705 BC. Alabaster. Louvre Museum. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Syria, Palmyra. Temple of Bel (Baal)

Syria, Palmyra. Temple of Bel (Baal)
Syria, Palmyra. Ancient city, documented already in the 2nd millennium. General view of the Roman Temple of Bel (Baal), supreme god of the Palmyrians. (Oasis of Tadmor)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Ziggurat Shrine, Iraq

Ziggurat Shrine, Iraq where the ancient Assyrians worshiped. Flat toped Ziggurat can be seen in with its shrine in the centre standing within a sacred enclosure, at Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Photograph of Indian troops lined up to receive inoculations

Photograph of Indian troops lined up to receive inoculations, 1916 (c). The high temperatures in Mesopotamia, alongside poor medical facilities, flies

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: The Ram in a Thicket. Ur

The Ram in a Thicket. Ur
The Ram in a Thicket. Rampant Ram perched on the tree of life, covered with gold leaf. The horns, eyes and back of the animal are of lapis lazuli. The base on silver

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Page from Britannia & Eve by Katharine Woolley reporting on the great excavations carried

Page from Britannia & Eve by Katharine Woolley reporting on the great excavations carried by her and her husband Leonard at Ur in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). Date: 1929

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: British soldiers disembarking at Basra, Iraq

British soldiers disembarking at Basra, Iraq
1923

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Royal Lyre, Ur, Mesopotamia

Royal Lyre, Ur, Mesopotamia
Royal Lyre, Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Rein-ring and Mascot from Queen Shub-ads Chariot, Ur

Rein-ring and Mascot from Queen Shub-ads Chariot, Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Ram caught in a thicket, Ur

Ram caught in a thicket, Ur
Ram caught in a thicket Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Gold helmet of Meskalamdug, Ur

Gold helmet of Meskalamdug, Ur
Gold Helmet of Meskalamdug, Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Gold dagger in ornate golden sheath, Ur

Gold dagger in ornate golden sheath, Ur
Gold dagger in an ornate golden sheath, from Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Women and children of Mosul, by Richard Carline

Women and children of Mosul, by Richard Carline
Women and children of Mosul, washing on the banks of the Tigris River, watercolour by Richard Carline, aerial artist, just after the First World War. 1919

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: A topical page from The Graphic, entitled 'The mystic city of Mosul

A topical page from The Graphic, entitled "The mystic city of Mosul
A topical page from The Graphic, entitled " The mystic city of Mosul." Asking if " a settlement with the Turks is in sight

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: The Citadel, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card

The Citadel, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of The Citadel, Baghdad, Iraq

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Haydar Khana Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card

Haydar Khana Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq - WWI Xmas card
A rather unusual Christmas Greetings postcard, featuring a World War One era soldier (serving on the Mesopotamian front) in patriotic pose before an inset view of the Al-Haydar Khana Mosque, Baghdad

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: WW1 mascots: a gazelle in Mesopotamia

WW1 mascots: a gazelle in Mesopotamia
A soldier feeds his young gazelle in Mesopotamia. 1916

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B. C. ). Kassite Dyna

The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B. C. ). Kassite Dyna
Mesopotamian Art. Kassite Dynasty. The Eanna-shum-iddina kudurru (1125-1100 B.C.). It describes the land grant made by Governor Eanna-shum-iddina to Gula-Eresh witnessed by his surveyor

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Mesopotamia. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period. 1

Mesopotamia. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period. 1
Mesopotamia. Babylonial. Michaux stone or Kudurru. Late Kassite period found near Baghdad. 11th Century BC. Marduk-nadin-ahhe reign. 2n Dynasty of Isin. National Library. Paris. France

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Nebuchadnezza

Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Nebuchadnezza
Mesopotamia. Kudurru (stele) of Shitti-Marduk. Limestone. Inscription. Cuneiform. Nebuchadnezzar I (1124-1105 BC) reign. Elamite campaign. From Sippar (Abu Habba). Babylonian

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Kudurru (stele) of King Marduk-zakir-shumi (852-828 BC). An

Kudurru (stele) of King Marduk-zakir-shumi (852-828 BC). An act of donation to a priest of the temple of Eana of Uruk. Mesopotamia. Limestone. Cuneiforme. Babylon exposore. Louvre. Paris

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Cuneiform tablet depicting beer allocation. 2351-2342 BC. Fr

Cuneiform tablet depicting beer allocation. 2351-2342 BC. From Girsu. Uruinimgina King. British Museum. London

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Obelisk of king of Assirya Adad-Nirari III (810-783 BC) insc

Obelisk of king of Assirya Adad-Nirari III (810-783 BC) insc
Obelisk of king of Assirya Adad-Nirari III (810-783 BC) worshipping divine emblems and inscribed with cuneiform characters. Erected for the Assyrian king Adad, from Sabaa, Yemen

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Statue of a Assyrian King Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)

Statue of a Assyrian King Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC)
Shalmaneser III (858-824 BC). Assyrian king. Statue. Basalt. Neo-Assyrian Period. Assur (Qalat Sharqat). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Mesopotamian art. Assyrian Empire. Funerary objects: Necklac

Mesopotamian art. Assyrian Empire. Funerary objects: Necklaces and earrings. Dated in the Old and Middle Assyrian Empire (14th and 12th centuries B.C)

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. The Throne Room of Nebuch

Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. The Throne Room of Nebuchadnezzar II. Reconstructed facade. Dated in 580 B.C. Its 56 meters facade was decorated with colored glazed bricks as shows the composition

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. Ishtar Gate. Aurochs. Perg

Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. Ishtar Gate. Aurochs. Perg
Mesopotamian art. Neo-Babylonian. Ishtar Gate, one of the eight gates of the inner wall of Babylon. Built in the year 575 B.C

Background imageMesopotamia Collection: Royal Game of Ur. Early Dynastic III Period

Royal Game of Ur. Early Dynastic III Period. 2600-2400 BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom



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