The British Museum has a special exhibit titled, “Ashubanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria.” I saw it a couple of weeks ago and it is fantastic. If you’re a Bible teacher or serious student, it’s worth a special visit – but it closes after February 24th.
Here is a short video of a favorite selection from the special exhibit, showing a dramatic and graphic battle scene between Assyria and Elam. The video does a good job but it’s even better to see it in person with technology that highlights the details. I watched this segment of the exhibit 4 times. It’s compelling to absorb it on-site with the exhibition’s crafted ambience and take in the story with your own senses.
I’ll include this official notice from the video description: “WARNING: Includes scenes of drowning, flaying and wearing your deceased leader’s head as a necklace.”
HT: Todd Bolen