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Veja os tesouros arqueológicos que o Estado Islâmico já destruiu - Imagens de Agosto deste ano mostram a destruição do templo de Ball-Shamin in Palmyra

The Royal Lion Hunt. Assyrian about 645-635 BC, From Nineveh, North Palace .

Ishtar / Inanna e Tammuz-Ishtar was the daughter of Ninurta.She was particularly worshipped in northern Mesopotamia, at the Assyrian cities of Nineveh, Ashur and Arbela Besides the lions on her gate, her symbol is an eight-pointed star. One type of depiction of Ishtar/Inanna The lion was her symbol (detail of the Ishtar Gate)In the Babylonian pantheon, she "was the divine personification of the planet Venus

2500 BC. Sumerian Votive Statue, from the Temple of Abu, Tell Asmar This statue has the smooth perfection and idealized features of the classical period in Sumerian art. No clearly identifiable cult statues of gods or goddesses have yet been found.

Baixo-relevo do palácio real de Nínive, representando soldados assírios contabilizando o butim no decurso de uma campanha na Babilónia / Booty Nineveh

Sumerian alabaster statue of a worshiper wearing a calf-length woolen skirt with layers of tufted borders, the hands gathered together in an attitude of devotion, with cuneiform inscriptions on the back of the base. 2500 BC

Relief of a Kneeling Soldier from King Ashurbanipal's palace at Nineveh Assyrian 668-627 BCE calcite-alabaster

Nineveh. Nebi Junus. Polylithic lamassu at the excavation of the monumental entrance to a late Assyrian building east of the mosque. Statue is about 3 m. high. 7th cen. BCE.