I am Ashurbanipal — King of Assyria

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Dates & Time:
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10 AM to 5.30 PM (Sat-Thu); 10 AM to 8.30 PM (Fri); Last entry 15 mins before closing
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Admission fee applies. See britishmuseum.org

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Ashurbanipal of Assyria was once the most powerful man on earth. He was a warrior, scholar, empire builder and king slayer.

He liked to utterly crush his enemies and boast about his victories, but his empire was controlled through more than brute force and fear. His skills as a strategist and diplomat enabled him to become one of Assyria's greatest rulers.

His reign marked the high point of the Assyrian empire, and his domain stretched from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran. His death signalled the end of the Assyrian empire and his great capital city of Nineveh was only rediscovered in the 1840s.

The exhibition will reveal the splendour of the forgotten King's palace, with its spectacular sculptures, sumptuous furnishings and exotic gardens.

 

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Craig’s review of British Museum – “I always feel like a school kid walking round here, looking at all the broken bones and stones and pretending to be keen. "Yes, Miss... a piece of pottery from 1,000 BC. Amazing." Don't forget to tick them off on your sheet, she says. "When can we can we go home, Miss?" Not for another three hours, she says. "Oh Jesus Christ, are you serious?… continued”

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