Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Assyrian Warfare - War Scenes



Assyrian Bowmen Assyrian Bowmen
Assyrian bowmen and spearman attacking a hostile fortress.
Assyrian Slingers Assyrian Slingers
Illustration of Assyrian slingers.
King Sardanapalus on Horseback King Sardanapalus on Horseback
King Sardanapalus on horseback.
Sennacherib at the Head of His Army Sennacherib at the Head of His Army
Sennacherib at the head of his Army. British Museum.
Town Besieged by Sennacherib Town Besieged by Sennacherib
Town besieged by Sennacherib. British Museum. Drawn by Saint-Elme Gautier.
Siege of a City Layard Siege of a City Layard
Siege of a city, from Layard.
Siege of a Fort Siege of a Fort
Siege of a fort; from Layard.
An Attack An Attack
An attack by escalade; from Layard.
Battle Scene Battle Scene
Bas-relief from Nimroud, British Museum.
Navigation Scene Navigation Scene
Bas-relief from Khorsabad, Louvre.
Siege of a City by the Assyrians Siege of a City by the Assyrians
An image from a bas-relief showing the siege of a city by the Assyrians.
Siege of a City by Tiglat Pilaser III Siege of a City by Tiglat Pilaser III
A battering ram is making a breach in the wall, under protection of archers who are shooting from behind screens. In the background are impaled captives.
Battle Between Assur-banipal and Te Umman Battle Between Assur-banipal and Te Umman
Battle between Assurbani-pal, king of Assyria and Te-umman, king of Elam.
A Stone Relief Describing a Battle Scene A Stone Relief Describing a Battle Scene
This is a stone relief of Assyrian bowmen using large shields to protect themselves, as they provide cover fire for the men with the battering ram, and the attack infantry.
March of an Assyrian Army March of an Assyrian Army
A scene illustrating the march of an Assyrian army.
Assurnasirpal in Conference with an Officer Assurnasirpal in Conference with an Officer
Assur-nasir-pal in Conference with an Officer.
A City Taken by Assault A City Taken by Assault
A city taken by assault and the inhabitants led away captive. From Koyunjic.
Assyrian Storming a Fortress Assyrian Storming a Fortress
Assyrian storming a fortress.
Assyrian Army Crossing the Mountains Assyrian Army Crossing the Mountains
Assyrian army crossing the mountains.
Attack and Defense of a City Attack and Defense of a City
Illustration of an attack and defense of an Assyrian city, from an Assyrian sculpture.
Siege of a City Siege of a City
Representation of the siege of an Assyrian city. From Assyrian sculptures in the British Museum.
Assyrian Horsemen Assyrian Horsemen
Assyrian horsemen pursue defeated arabs.
Assyrian Soldiers Assyrian Soldiers
Illustration of Assyrian soldiers.
Assyrian Troops Return After a Victory Assyrian Troops Return After a Victory
Assyrian troops return after victory.
Yahu-Bihdi Flayed by Assyrians Yahu-Bihdi Flayed by Assyrians
Yahu-Bihdi, governor of Hamath (720BC), being flayed alive by the Assyrians.
Assyrian War Scene                       Assyrian War Scene
Assyrian troops returning after victory.
Assyrian Warriors Engaged in a Battle Assyrian Warriors Engaged in a Battle
Assyrian warriors engaged in a battle.
Standard Bearers in Battle Standard Bearers in Battle
Ancient Assyrian standard bearers in battle.
Ancient Assyrians Attacking Mural Towers Ancient Assyrians Attacking Mural Towers
A war-scene showing ancient Assyrians attacking mural towers with turreted engines.
Cutting Down Palms of Besieged City Cutting Down Palms of Besieged City
Illustration of ancient Assyrians cutting down palms of a besieged city.