I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 29th Oct 2018

Warrior ruler. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian. Gardener. Curator Gareth Brereton introduces the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.

At the time of his reign King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (r. 668–c. 631 BC) was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as ‘king of the world’, and his reign from the city of Nineveh (now in northern Iraq) marked the high point of the Assyrian empire, which stretched from Cyprus to Iran and from the Black Sea to Egypt. However, this complex and diverse empire was maintained and controlled through more than just brute force. Both warrior and scholar, discover how Ashurbanipal’s unique mix of skills led him to become such a remarkably successful leader.

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2018-10-29 2018-10-29 Europe/London I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria Gardener. Curator Gareth Brereton introduces the BP exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/10/29/i-am-ashurbanipal-king-of-the-world-king-of-assyria-179704 The British Museum,Great Russell Street, London,London,London

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