September 7, 2012
The Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal (883 – 859 BC) built himself a 269,000 square foot palace. He decorated it with brutal war pictures aimed to discourage his enemies. It does make you wonder who his house guests were.
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I blog every Monday, Wednesday and Friday about the intersection of history and science. My favorite topics are the history of sanitation, funky fashions, and insects.