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Myths and Legends of Babylonia and Assyria

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L. S.

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CONTENTS

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(Extended TOC — added by transcribers.)


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Sacrificing to Bel (Evelyn Paul) Frontispiece
Assault on a City
Basalt Stele engraved with the Text of Khammurabi's Code of Laws
Sennacherib receiving Tribute
The Death of Sardanapalus (L. Chalon)
The Library of King Assur-bani-pal at Nineveh (Fernand L. Quesne)
Daniel interprets the Dream of Nebuchadrezzar (Evelyn Paul)
Grant of Privileges to Ritti-Marduk by Nebuchadrezzar I
Birs Nimrûd, the Tower of Babel
The Murder of Setapo (Evelyn Paul)
The Seven Tablets of Creation
"Mighty was he to look upon" (Evelyn Paul)
Conflict between Merodach and Tiawath
Types of En-lil, the Chief God of Nippur, and of his Consort Nin-lil
Ishtar, as (1) Mother-goddess, (2) Goddess of War, (3) Goddess of Love
The Mother-goddess Ishtar (Evelyn Paul)
Assyrian Rock Sculpture
Assyrian Type of Gilgamesh
Ut-Napishtim makes Offering to the Gods (Allan Stewart)
Nebo
Hall in Assyrian Palace (Sir Henry Layard)
[Pg 10] Tiglath-Pileser I directed by Ninib (Evelyn Paul)
Assur-nazir-pal attended by a Winged Mythological Being
Zikkurats of the Anu-Adad at Ashur
Stage-tower at Samarra
Excavated Ruins of the Temple of E-Sagila
Exorcising Demons of Disease
Clay Object resembling a Sheep's Liver
Eagle-headed Mythological Being
Capture of Sarrapanu by Tiglath-Pileser II (Evelyn Paul)
The Fatal Eclipse (M. Dovaston, R.B.A.)
Shalmaneser I pouring out the Dust of a Conquered City (Ambrose Dudley)
The Marriage Market (Edwin Long, R.A.)
A Royal Hunt
Elijah prevailing over the Priests of Baal (Evelyn Paul)
The 'Black Obelisk' of Shalmaneser II
Outline of the Mounds at Nimrûd (Sir Henry Layard)
The Palaces of Nimrûd (James Ferguson)
Work of the Excavators in Babylon
Ruins of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (M. Dovaston, R.B.A.)


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CHAPTER I: BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA IN HISTORY AND LEGEND

To our fathers until well-nigh a century ago Babylon was no more than a mighty name—a gigantic skeleton whose ribs protruded here and there from the sands of Syria in colossal ruin of tower and temple. But now the grey shroud which hid from view the remains of the glow and glitter of her ancient splendour has to some extent been withdrawn, and through the labours of a band of scholars and explorers whose lives and work must be classed as among the most romantic passages in the history of human effort we are now enabled to view the wondrous panorama of human civilization as it evolved in the valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.


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