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Ancient Babylonia and Assyria empires were known for their huge development and conserve of artistry. Their work of art comprised of a lot of embedded messages which were only known to the subjects of the two kingdoms. The encodings of the meanings behind the messages served to reveal the basic structures of the kingdoms, the way people lived, leadership and power, the activities people were involved in and how ancient civilization happened. The empire of Babylonia emerged in the 18th century. The kingdom was rich in art that carried a deep meaning to the culture of the people of Mesopotamia. This kingdom was formed under the leadership of Hammurabi. Art found here included a great diorite head which was Hammurabi’s portrait. It was bearded and wide-eyed. There was also a large basalt stele that symbolized their leader’s governing ethics. At the top of the symbol was Hammurabi’s sculpture shown as kneeling and praying. There was also a statute showing a fertile goddess with a vase on her hands. This was an indication of the creativity of the Babylonian carvers. There also other many kinds of art in this empire and they all carry a specific and unique message to their people. Ancient Assyria is the modern day Iraq. Ashurnasirpal 2 was the king. In the king’s palace built in Northern Assyria were marvelous decorations and other art work. Today we have exhibits of great palaces, spectacular monuments and other exceptional artifacts of the kings. These collections are usually major indicators of the power, highness of authority and superiority of the past civilization which had for a long time been unidentified until archeologists discovered it less than 2000 years ago. This art also helps the modern day world to understand how the Assyrian empire grew from a…...

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