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A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

View inside the Palace of Sennacherib at the ancient site of Nineveh in northern Iraq showing damaged relief slabs exposed to the elements after looters removed protective roofing in 2003. Nineveh was the royal capital of the Assyrian Empire in the 7th century BC. Photo: Courtesy of Joanne Farchakh-Bajjaly.