Plaster cast: Assurbanipal in the Arbour, photo: Altorientalisches Institut

Studying the Ancient Near East

Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology) is the study of the languages, history and cultures of ancient Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions from around 3000 BC to the beginning of the common era.

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Section of the Ishtar-gate from Babylon showing a Mushhushshu Dragon. Photo: Colourbox
Section of the Ishtar-gate from Babylon showing a striding lion. Photo: Colourbox
A stack of pamphlets viewed from the side. Photo: Colourbox

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