|Ashurbanipal was king of the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 668 BC to 627 BC. He is famed for amassing cuneiform documents for his palace at Nineveh. The Library of Ashurbanipal is now in the British Museum.|
|The British Museum also holds the Lion Hunt of Ashurbanipal set of reliefs. |
Ashurbanipal is considered by scholars as an archetypal academic librarian, in that his library set the course for how libraries of today operate.