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Podcast Episode #70: The Library of Ashurbanipal



Welcome back to Accessible Art History: The Podcast! It's the final episode of this season of Unearthed and we are discussing the incredible discovery of the Library of Ashurbanipal. To listen click here or download on your favorite platform. If you enjoy the episode, please consider leaving a rate and review!


To view the tablets for yourself, click here.


 

Cover Image

Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet

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Ashurbanipal

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Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions

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Astronomical Tablet (example of cuneiform writing)

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Sir Austen Henry Layard

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Artist's impression of Assyrian palaces from The Monuments of Nineveh by Sir Austen Henry Layard, 1853

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Sources


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Ashurbanipal


https://blog.britishmuseum.org/a-library-fit-for-a-king/


https://www.thoughtco.com/library-of-ashurbanipal-171549


https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/ashurbanipal-oldest-surviving-royal-library-world-over-30000-clay-tablets-007127


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashurbanipal


https://blog.britishmuseum.org/who-was-ashurbanipal/


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austen_Henry_Layard


https://www.britannica.com/topic/Epic-of-Gilgamesh


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