Emblem of the Deity. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 212

A Table. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.) Tables, or Stands for Jars. (N.W.

Palace, Nimroud.) In page 213

Eunuch Warrior in Battle. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 214

Horsemen—one drawing the Bow, the other holding the Beins of both

Horses. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 216

A Boat carrying a Chariot, and Men swimming on inflated Skins. (N. W.

Palace, Nimroud.) . In page 220

Flying Warrior turning back to discharge an Arrow. (N.W. Palace,

Nimroud.) In page 221

The Obelisk. In page 225

Elephant and Monkeys. (Obelisk, Nimroud.) Bactrian or Two-humped

Camels. (Obelisk, Nimroud.) In page 226

The Bull, the Rhinoceros and an Antelope. (Obelisk, Nimroud.) Large

Monkey & Ape. (Obelisk, Nimroud.) In page 227

Figures on Lions. (S.W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 228

Figures on Lions. (S. W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 229

Sphinx from S.W. Palace. (Nimroud.) In page 230

The King. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 245

Plan 3.—Upper Chambers on the West Side of the Mound. (Nimroud.)

In page 249 Pottery found in the Tombs above the Kuins at Nimroud. In page 253

Assyrian Horsemen pursuing a Man, probably an Arab, on a Camel.

(Centre Palace, Nimroud.) In page 254

Helmets. (Centre Palace, Nimroud.) In page 255

Warriors before a besieged City. A Battering Kam drawn up to the Walls,

and Captives impaled. (Centre Palace, Nimroud.) In page 257

Assjrian Warriors fighting with the Enemy. An Eagle is carrying away

the Entrails of the Slain. (Centre Palace, Nimroud.) In page 258

Captive Women in a Cart drawn by Oxen. (Centre Palace, Nimroud.)

Walled City standing on a River or on the Sea. (Centre Palace, Nimroud.) In page 259 Enemy asking quarter of Assyrian Horsemen. (S.W. Palace, Nimroud.)

In page 261 Part of a Bas-relief, showing a Pulley, and a Warrior cutting a Bucket from

a Bope. In page 262

Idols carried in Procession by Assyrian Warriors. (S.W. Buins, Nimroud.)

Facing page 263 Sitting figure in Basalt, from Kalah Sherghat. In page 272

Assyrian Warriors hunting a Lion. (N.W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 288 Procession of the Bull beneath the Mound of Nimroud. Facing page 297 Emblem of the Deity. (N. W. Palace, Nimroud.) In page 310

A House. (Kouyunjik.) The Interior of a Tent. (Kouyunjik.) In page 317 Head of Winged Bull. (Khorsabad and Kouyunjik.) Head of Winged

Monster. (Persepolis.) In page 322

Excavated Ruins at Kouyunjik. Facing page 323

Warrior with Shield. (Kouyunjik.)

In page 324 Head-Dress of the King (Kouyunjik.) Manacles for the Feet. (Khorsabad and Kouyunjik.) Manacles for the Hands. (Khorsabad and Kouyunjik.)

In page 325 A Galley. (Kouyunjik.)

In page 327 A Galley. (Kouyunjik.) A Galley. (Khorsabad.) : In page 328 Coin probably of a City on the Syrian Coast during the Persian Occupation.

In page 329 Castle of a Maritime People, probably the Tyrians. (Kouyunjik.) In page 330 An Archer. (Kouyunjik.) A Spearman. (Kouyunjik.) A Slinger. (Kouyunjik.)

In page 332 Scribes writing down the Number of the Slain. (Kouyunjik.) In page 333 The King in his Chariot returning from Battle. (Kouyunjik.)

Facing page 334 A City taken by Assault, and the Inhabitants led away Captive. (Kouyunjik.)

In page 335 Warriors forming a Phalanx before the Walls of a besieged City. (Kouyunjik.)

In page 336 A Horseman pursued by Assyrian Warriors. (Kouyunjik.) In page 338 Enemies of the Assyrians discharging their Arrows behind them. (Kouy

unjik.) Head-Dress of a riding Horse. (Kouyunjik.) Groom leading Horses. (Khorsabad.)

In page 339

Now ready, with 45 Plates and Woodcuts. 8vo. 16.v.




This volume is written for the purpose of elucidating the ancient Architecture of Western Asia, especially to render intelligible the remarkable buildings of Nineveh, so unexpectedly revealed by recent discoveries; and by comparing them with those of Babylon, Jerusalem, Persepolis, and Modern Persia, to restore, as far as possible, the history of an Art long lost to the world.

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