Monday, 5 November 2018


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.