The Beauty and Power of Ancient Assyrian Queens at Nimrud (Iraq)
Nimrud, an ancient Mesopotamian site in norther Iraq, is best known for its Assyrian kings, their monuments, and (in modern times) the 2015 terrorist obliteration of its excavated Northwest Palace. This talk, however, breathes new life and perspectives into the palace to illuminate and interpret the stunning regalia and imperial power of the queens who lived and were buried there during the ninth and eighth centuries BCE.
(Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and Oriental Studies, Hunter College)
November 13 at 6:30 pm
Hemmerdinger Screening Room, Hunter College, Lexington & 68th Street