Palaces of Assyria

Assyrian palaces are some of the largest and most important ancient buildings found in Mesopotamia. They demonstrate the wealth and achievements of the Assyrian empire in the first millennium B.C.

In the palace the king took care of the business of the empire, received foreign visitors and performed religious rituals. Palaces were built to show the power of the king as well as to inspire loyalty and fear in ordinary people and visitors.


Read about how one king built a spectacular palace


Explore the palace of King Ashurnasirpal II


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