Stele to Assurnasiripal II at Nim-rud c. BC), detail showing the winged sun. The winged sun had different meanings in different early cultures & was associated w/divinity, royalty & power (in Mesopotamia & the Levant)
The Earliest Printing was Stamped into Soft Clay in Mesopotamia (Circa BCE – BCE). The earliest printing was the stamping of inscriptions into the soft clay of bricks before firing, done under the rule of the Sumerian king Naram-Sîn of Akkad
Middle Assyrian Chalcedony Cylinder Seal with a Lion-Dragon, 1300-1200 BC
Middle Assyrian Chalcedony Cylinder Seal with a Lion-Dragon, BCThis has the image of Ashur*, chief god of Assyria, on a winged solar disc facing a scorpion-tailed lion-dragon**. Above the lion-dragon is a recumbent crescent moon, a symbol.