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The Lamassu

Nimrud is the sprawling site of a city founded by the Assyrian King Shalamansar I, who died in 1245 B.C. Among the most impressive objects at Nimrud are the colossal statues known as “lamassu,” mythological creatures that depict either lions or winged bulls with bearded human heads. Pairs of the 17-ton statues are at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the British Museum. Many of the ... Inside the rubble-strewn building, where militants filmed themselves destroying ancient artifacts, the large stone wing of a statue of lamassu -- an Assyrian winged bull deity -- lies on the dusty floor among other broken remnants of the past. The lamassu is a celestial being from ancient Mesopotamian religion bearing a human head, bull's body, sometimes with the horns and the ears of a bull, and wings. It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art.The lamassu and shedu were household protective spirits of the common Babylonian people, becoming associated later as royal protectors, and were placed as sentinels at entrances. Iraqi troops say recapture Nimrud, site of Assyrian city. The other thing about the sphinx is that she is so obviously a lamassu, a Babylonian mythical beast. Spokesvultures for ecological awareness: an interview with Timothy Morton (66) Three companies together control a majority of the market for Bitcoin ATMs: Lamassu (67), Robocoin (68), and BitAccess. Bitcoin ATM: a criminal's laundromat ... Assyrian Lamassu Nimrud Palace guardians winged Bull Sculpture 8.5" Mesopotamia. C $79.47. From United States. or Best Offer. Customs services and international tracking provided . 31 watchers. Assyrian Lamassu Pendant 21K Yellow Gold With/Without Chain - Hexagon. New (Other) C $331.17 to C $629.23. From United States. Buy It Now. Customs services and international tracking provided +C $20.51 ...

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The Lamassu

Also known as the Lamassu This specific pair was excavated from Mesopotamia, Nimrud also known as Ancient Kalhu It Dates back to 883-859 B.C. during the Neo-Assyrian Period