Sculptures from the Southwest Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh

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Trustees of the British Museum, 1998 - Architecture - 738 pages
The 'Palace without Rival', built by Sennacherib (704-681 BC), was decorated with miles and miles of stone reliefs. Many of these are now in the British Museum; others still in situ were meticulously recorded during excavations in the nineteenth century. These two volumes are a complete record of all the known reliefs and drawings of the Southwest Palace, those in situ, those in the BM and those in other collections. Volume 1 contains introductory chapters and a detailed catalogue; volume 2 contains 521 pages of plans, drawings, watercolours and photographs. Much of this material has never been published making this work a valuable contribution to Assyrian studies.

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The Palace and its Excavation R D Barnett
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The Architecture of the Palace Geoffrey Turner
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Stone Analysis A P Middleton
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