The 2700-Year Old Fake News

Experts and archaeologists have been stumped over finding the real meaning behind the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal, which are sculpted slabs of ancient alabaster that once adorned the walls of a royal palace in Upper Mesopotamia. The 7th-century BC gypsum panels that seem to display a narrative of the majestic might of Assyrian King Ashurbanipal as he slaughtered lions, is more than its surface narrative. A single piece of jewelry reveals the true meaning of these sculptures. Kelly Grovier explains the mystery behind the artwork for BBC. Check the full piece here. 

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