Architecture of Mesopotamia, wood engravings, published in 1893 – stock illustration

Architecture of Mesopotamia: 1) Assyrian warriors on horseback; 2) Assyrian warriors with chariots; 3) Lion hunt; 4) Bull hunting; 5) Siege of a city; 6) Conquest of a fortress, deportation of the prisoners; 7) Assyrian king Sardanapalus in his chariot; 8) Activities at sea; 9) Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (reig. 668-626 BC) and his queen in his royal garden (Nineveh, Iraq); 10) Victoriously returning Assyrian king; 11) Horse head (Nineveh); 12) Bronze lion (Nineveh); 13) Blessing genius (winged man, Nineveh); 14) Sargon II (right) and a dignitary. Sargon II’s palace at Dur-Sharrukin, c. 716 – 713 BC, bas-relief, exhibited at the Louvre; 15) cylinder with cuneiform scripts; 16) Shalmaneser III (reign. 860 BC – 825) and Israel (black limestone obelisk, 841 BC, Nimrud); 17) Mosaic ornament; 18) Visual reconstruction of the northern part of the palace of Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad, Iraq). Wood engravings, published in 1893.

Ancient 6th Century Map Jerusalem Mosaic, Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, Madaba, Jordan – stock photo

Madaba, Jordan – January 31, 2018: Ancient 6th Century Map Jerusalem Mosaic Saint George Greek Orthodox Church Madaba Jordan. Mosaic discovered 1884 and depicts the Holy Land, including Jerusalem, Jordan River and Dead Sea in 6th Century AD. Map was used to discover Christ’s actual baptism site in Bethany Jordan.

Unique Sites of Israel Blog: Biblical Gezer

Tel Gezer looks like a barren hill, the walking trails seen in the picture are filled with wonderful examples of archeology as far as the eye can see.

Pharaoh, King of Egypt, had come up and conquered Gezer and burnt it in fire, and killed the Canaanite who lived in the city. He gave it as a wedding present to his daughter, Solomon’s wife, and Solomon then build up Gezer (1 King 9:16)”

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The remains of a 4000-year-old, Canaanite Guard tower, one of 25 which guarded the city. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The remains of a 4000-year-old, Canaanite Guard tower, one of 25 which guarded the city. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Gezer’s importance was largely due to its location on an important trade route junction.

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Although Tel Gezer looks like a barren hill, the walking trails seen in the picture are filled with wonderful examples of archeology as far as the eye can see. The panoramic views at this site, including the skyscrapers of faraway Tel Aviv, are pleasing to the senses! Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Although Tel Gezer looks like a barren hill, the walking trails seen in the picture are filled with wonderful examples of archeology as far as the eye can see. The panoramic views at this site, including the skyscrapers of faraway Tel Aviv, are pleasing to the senses! Photo Credit: Shutterstock

In Canaanite times, Gezer was a major city-state with its own King.

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