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Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC

Lilith: Burney Relief: Mesopotamian plaque, about BCE, depicting Lilith or Inanna or Ereshkigal

Goddess Ishtar

Babylonia, goddess Ishtar or Ereshkigal ‘Queen of the Night’ (the Burney relief) C. (also a fertility symbol)

Queen of the Night (The Burney Relief); Mesopotamian terracotta plaque from Southern Iraq, dated between 1800 and 1750 BCE.

Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bir

THE GODDESS IS INANNA (GODDESS OF FERTILITY) SHE IS MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE (GENESIS AND EXODUS) LIVING IN THE CITY OF UR THAT HAS NOW BEEN EXCAVATED. HER TEMPLE IS A SUMERIAN ZIGGURAT. THE SUMERIANS GODDESSES INANNA IS ALSO THE EGYPTIAN GODDESS ISHTAR. THESE ARE PICTURES OF THE TEMPLE OF UR

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The Sumerians goddess Inanna is the Egyptian goddess Ishtar. She is also mentioned in the Bible living in the city of Uruk.

Relief of the enthroned goddess Epona, 2–3 Century AD. W 48 cm, H 43 cm, D 19 cm. Copyright / origin: Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart; Frankenstein / Zwietasch. The relief from Koengen is exhibited in the permanent collection “Legendary Masterpieces” in the Old Palace.

Relief of the enthroned goddess Epona, century A. Classical Roman image of Celtic British goddess closely associated with horses.

Sumeria: Dios lunar Nannar:  En esta imagen podemos observar al dios lunar Nannar. Lleva un Kaunakés (prenda que le  cubre un hombro y brazo, de lana cardada con largos mechones envuelve al cuerpo).

Ur-Nammu enthroned in Ur . Terah moves to Ur to liaison with royal court – Watering Plant. Terah father of Abram (Abraham) Genesis

Persepolis Darius fighting the lyon, Persia / Iran

Darius the Great BCE) Under his reign, the Persian Empire reached the pinnacle of its power and the fullest extent of its size. His domain consisted of over 40 different ethnic tribes, and stretched from India to the Balkans covering almost thre

Ishtar. Ishtar in the most ancient of times was also referred to by the Sumerian dialect as Inanna or Ninanna meaning the Queen of Heaven or Lady of Heaven. ISHTAR: Goddess of Liberty and Personal Freedom. Ishtar was introduced to the Greeks as Astarte through the Phoenicians. We can see that the lineage of the Greek and Roman goddess of the planet Venus goes all the way back to ancient Babylon of around 3,000 BC.

Nimrud " Kalkhu" -- 710 BCE -- An Ivory Doll (May have belonged to Semiramis) -- Named 'The Mona Lisa of The East' by Agatha Christie when her husband, Sir Max Millwan discovered it.

Ashurbanipal drives a spear into one lion's mouth but another, which has been hit by arrows and left for dead, leaps up to maul the king's spare horse, alabaster wall panel relief, North Palace, Kouyunjik, Nineveh, Iraq, neo-assyrian, 645BC-635BC

Ruler: Ashurbanipal Culture/period: Neo-Assyrian Date: 645 B. Place of origin: North Palace, Iraq Medium: Gypsum

Statuette of a woman - 'Bird deity'. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Predynastic, before 3000 BC. Material Size: clay. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London

Clay Bird Diety Statuette of a Woman, Egypt, Predynastic, before 3000 BCE. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London

Relief panel  Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 883–859 B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Gypsum alabaster

Relief panel Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. I love the watch on his arm.

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