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 23, 2024,