I am Ashurbanipal

The Sunday Telegraph - - Arts - Mark Hud­son

The Bri­tish Mu­seum’s mag­nif­i­cent col­lec­tion of Assyr­ian carved friezes forms the core of this fas­ci­nat­ing ex­plo­ration of a for­mi­da­ble po­ten­tate of the an­cient world. From lion hunts and lux­ury gar­dens to mass be­head­ings, it takes us to a world where re­fine­ment and ex­treme bru­tal­ity went hand in hand.

Bri­tish Mu­seum, Lon­don WC1 (020 7323 8299), un­til Feb 24

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