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The Neo-Assyrian Empire was the largest and last period of the Assyrian Empire which reigned for nearly 1,300 years from 1900 to 609 BCE. Beginning in the 18th century, England led many archaeological excavations and studies throughout Iraq contributing to the vast objects held at the British Museum.
The Lamasu is a celestial being of protection within the Assyrian culture. Often placed outside palaces, lamasu were colossal in size to illustrate the king’s power.