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Entrance Nimrud 3D Model
On a board attached to the wall of this entrance it is possible to read: ” The North-Western Palace - This Palace was built by the Assyrian King Assurnassirpal II who reigned from 883 to 859 B.C. It’s whole area is (200*130m) and it could be entered through two entrances both of them are decorated with sculptures representing complex mythical creatures to drive away evil spirits. These creatures are made of Human heads and lions or bull bodies with eagles or hawks wings and sometimes have fish scales. These animals have features meant to terrify the enemies and strangers and those who dare to enter the palace. Besides they represent the strength that characterised the Assyrians who had dominated the land and the sea and who harnessed these powers to achieve their purposes. Around the entrance and on the facade of the external wall there are alabasters slabs with bas-reliefs of foreign persons most of them are captives handcuffed and carrying gifts for the king.”