In the 7th century BC, Assyrian king #Ashurbanipal ruled from a lavish palace ‘without rival’ in the city of Nineveh (now in northern Iraq). It was decorated with amazing reliefs and carvings – built to be ‘an object of wonder for all the people’. The artworks that adorned the walls of these spaces recounted famous Assyrian victories, boasted of the king’s strength and power, and depicted verdant gardens owned by the royal family. This 19th-century watercolour shows how the interiors might have looked.
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Now this is a pretty cool dad move. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads out there like Lynell Jinks, who creates beautiful art on his kids’ lunch bags to remind them to be proud of their own gifts.