Oriental Institute Virtual Museum
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The south end of the Assyrian gallery exhibits artifacts from a number of regions, including Iraq, Turkey and Syria. Most of the objects in this part of the gallery were excavated by the Oriental Institute. The large slabs carved with scenes of courtiers and the royal family are from the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II (721-705 B.C.). Many of the smaller objects (the large display case of pottery, the wall cases and pedestal case) with bronze, terra cotta and carved stone figures and the tri-partite reliefs of Assyrian soldiers with defeated foes and the large basalt column base is from the Amuq Valley in southwestern Turkey.
Revised: February 19, 2007