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The Northwest Palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II at Nimrud

An Interactive Publication -- Prototype

project pages updated April 12, 2015


Recent Renderings (updated 2015)
Recent Animated Video Flyover of the Palace
Explore a Virtual Reality Model of the Throne Room
Background Narrative about the Palace and our Reconstruction
How We Build a Rendered 3D Model
Fragments of Colored Plaster and Brick from the Palace
Bibliography & Published Images
Conference Talks and Presentations
Archived Pages
Some of the renderings and animations found on these pages relating to the Northwest Palace are now available for purchase and use in noncommercial educational contexts. Please visit the Institute for the Visualization of History for a full catalogue of image types and formats (click on Products).

NB: It with utter dismay and deep sorrow that we provide the following link to the ISIS/Da'esh online video showing their destruction of the Northwest Palace, Nimrud (be advised this is an awful heart-wrenching display): http://youtu.be/PT85j1xA3d8 Additional images and a summary of possible intentions can be found at National Geographic online: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/150414-why-islamic-state-destroyed-assyrian-palace-nimrud-iraq-video-isis-isil-archaeology/ These videos appear genuine, and if they are, then the Northwest Palace no longer exists (except as our digital surrogate).

These pages have been developed for educational and research purposes only; the information contained herein is in no way to be construed as a final publication of the material.  Data and images are not to be copied, retransmitted, or altered in any way without written permission from Learning Sites, Inc., the estate of Samuel M. Paley, Ph.D., Richard P. Sobolewski, R.A., Warsaw, Poland, and Alison B. Snyder, R.A., University of Oregon.

April 2010--It is with sadness that Learning Sites mourns the passing of Samuel M. Paley, pioneering Assyriologist whose vision of moving archaeological analyses and data dissemination into the digital age gave rise to the Nimrud Citadel interactive publication project. The virtual reality re-creation of the Northwest Palace will continue to expand in his memory.


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page updated: April 21, 2015
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