British Museum shines light on Assyrian 'king of the world'

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Ashurbanipal, a ‘psychopathic bookworm’, ruled a vast empire in seventh century BC

Before the mighty empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome came Assyria and a leader who, a new exhibition at the British Museum will argue, is the “greatest king you’ve never heard of”.

The museum has announced details of the first major exhibition devoted to Ashurbanipal, a ruthless, bookish seventh-century BC despot who ruled a vast empire from his capital, Nineveh, in ancient Iraq.

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