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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

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

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Mesopotamian Mosaic Sumerian statues

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

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

Babylon, Iraq Babylon was an Akkadian city-state (founded in 1867 BC by an Amorite dynasty) of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Al Hillah, Babylon Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 mi) south of Baghdad. All that remains of the original ancient famed city of Babylon today is a mound, or tell, of broken mud-brick buildings and debris in the fertile Mesopotamian plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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.

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.

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