What did it mean to be the king of the world 3,000 years ago?
The Assyrians with their heartland in northern Mesopotamia, once dominated the known world and created the first proper empire.
One of the Assyrian kings, Ashurnasirpal II, controlled an empire that stretched from Turkey to Arabia, Egypt to Iran. He controlled the people, made laws, managed the religion, he was also a warrior king, leading his armoured battering rams in to enemy walls and his troops across rivers in sophisticated amphibious assaults. And then he’d relax in an expansive palace of colourful friezes guarded by supernatural creatures. (He also fought lions in a his spare time.)
Join us on this virtual tour of the British Museum’s Assyrian gallery of Ashurnasirpal given by an ex-British Museum guide. We’ll be using walk-through images of the gallery to really bring it to life.
NB: Please note, this virtual tour is not an official tour of the British Museum.
Book tickets here on Eventbrite.
About this virtual tour:
- 1 hour
- Details will be emailed to you once you sign up. You will need to download the Zoom app and enter the password and meeting ID.
- Cost: £7 per person, £10 per household (10% of every ticket sold is donated to the British Museum)