Members' tour
Members’ exclusive tour: I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 21 November 2018,
09.00–10.00
Room 30
Tickets £27

SOLD OUT

Supported by BP

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A private tour of the exhibition I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria.

King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (r. 668–c. 631 BC) was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as ‘king of the world’, and his reign from the city of Nineveh (now in northern Iraq) marked the high point of the Assyrian empire, which stretched from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran.

This major exhibition tells the story of Ashurbanipal through the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Assyrian treasures and rare loans. Step into Ashurbanipal’s world through displays that evoke the splendour of his palace, with its spectacular sculptures, sumptuous furnishings and exotic gardens. Marvel at the workings of Ashurbanipal’s great library, the first in the world to be created with the ambition of housing all knowledge under one roof. Come face to face with one of history’s greatest forgotten kings.

This special curator-led tour before the Museum opens to the public is exclusive to Members. This is an intimate and in-depth look at the exhibition presented by the exhibition curators.

Please note that a limited number of tickets will be available for this tour, to ensure that Members have the best experience when visiting. Please meet 10 minutes before the start time at the Information Desk in the Great Court.

Age: 16+


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Relief depicting Ashurbanipal hunting a lion. 645 – 635 BC.