Chapter 2 pg 42 Fig 2-13, Assurbanipal and his Queen in the Garden, The Palace at Nineveh (present-day Kuyunjik, Iraq), 647 BCE, Relief sculpture carved out of rock. The piece was made because most of the artwork was of the king and his soldiers in battle or hunting. This piece is unique because it shows the king and queen relaxing in the garden. The scene is meant to represent a victory since the king has set aside all his weapons. J.S.
Ashurbanipals campaign against Susa is triumphantly recorded in this relief showing the sack of Susa in 647 BC. Here, flames rise from the city as Assyrian soldiers topple it with pickaxes and crowbars and carry off the spoils.
The Sumerians believed that the Annunaki were a highly superior, advanced race. Sumer was constructed under the direction of the Annunaki. The Sumerians believed they were a race of aliens from the planet Nibiru.
Relief: Assyrian soldier conducting captives across the water on a reed boat. Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia, Niniveh Assyrian Ashurmasirpal mentions that the Assyrians were not defeated by large bodies of water.