The Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal: The 2700-year-old 'fake news'

A single piece of jewellery reveals the true meaning of Mesopotamian carvings from the 7th-Century BC. Kelly Grovier explores how images depicting a staged lion hunt were used to proclaim a king’s greatness. If you want big answers, start small. Take, for example, the sprawling sculpted slabs of …

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