The Social Imaginary of an Assyrian Imperial City
Assyrian kings of the 1st-mill. BCE created expansive urban landscapes that emanated the power and grandeur of the Neo-Assyrian Empire that dominated the ancient Middle East. Shared architectural forms and artistic elements of the palaces and temples embodied the cultural memory and politics of the period, offering insights into Assyrian official ideology. Join Kiersten Neumann, PhD, Curator, in an exploration of Assyrian architectural decoration—including a 40-ton winged bull—at the OI Museum.