The Royal Lion Hunt (detail), 645–640 BC, from the North Palace, Nineveh, Iraq. British Museum, London, Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Assyrian king who kept on killing lions

There were many ways to ward off danger in ancient Assyria – and some of them were carved into stone

9 Feb 2019
Enclosure C at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey, Photo: Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Creative

The site of the earliest known temple on earth continues to keep its secrets

The new museum at Göbekli Tepe in southern Turkey is a welcome addition, but it can’t explain everything

2 Jul 2018