Published: Old Treasures of the Middle & Near East at the Louvre

While thousands of visitors rush up and down the crowded corridors and halls of the Louvre every day in search for the Mona Lisa & Co., the Louvre’s ancient masterpieces make for a delightful visit to those with any interest at all in the Middle and Near East.
In my latest article published by Ahram in Egypt, I shed light on four masterpieces, namely the Zodiac of Dendera (Egypt, Ptolemaic), the Law Code of Hammurabi (Iraq, Babylonian), Frieze of the Archers (Iran, Achaeminid) and the Lamassu from Khorsabad (Iraq, Neo-Assyrian).

The link to the full article is:
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/67159.aspx

Detail of the Law Code of Hammurabi

Frieze of Archers

Lamassu from the Palace of Sargon II

The Griffin Frieze

The Zodiac of Dendera

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