National Geographic : 1941 Aug
Bombs over Bible Lands 173 Oriental Institute, University of Chicago Human-headed Winged Bulls Guard Palace Portals Built More Than 2,600 Years Ago Covered by sands, this palace at Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad) was built by King Sargon II of Assyria. Here workmen of the Oriental Institute carefully remove earth so as not to injure the figures, carved in soft alabaster. For decades archeologists have excavated in northern Iraq. Nineveh yielded tablets telling, in almost the Bible's words, the story of a great flood (opposite page).