Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba

Reading Assyrian art isn’t easy — but it’s always worth it.


The battle of Til Tuba reliefs are among some of the great masterpieces of ancient Assyrian art. The movement and details are truly stunning. That said, the scenes actually being depicted are anything but easy on the eye.

Join curator Gareth Brereton as he walks you through the reliefs that once decorated the last great king of Assyria’s royal palace.

Cite this page as: The British Museum, "Assyria vs Elam: The battle of Til Tuba," in Smarthistory, May 14, 2019, accessed April 17, 2024,