The palace decoration of Ashurbanipal


Ashurbanipal wasn’t just an Assyrian king, he was a propaganda king. The layout, decorations and even the landscaping of his palaces were all made to point to one major fact – he was more powerful than you.

Cite this page as: The British Museum, "The palace decoration of Ashurbanipal," in Smarthistory, May 14, 2019, accessed May 26, 2019, https://smarthistory.org/the-palace-decoration-of-ashurbanipal/.