Time Traveling to Ancient Mesopotamia

My time travelers have arrived in Ancient Mesopotamia around 1,890 BC.  I drew the gates of Babylon behind them and an Assyrian Lamassu statue in the foreground.  The Lamassu  is a mythical Assyrian creature with a bull-lion’s body, eagle’s wings, and human’s head.  There is a Lamassu or two at the British Museum in London.  I remember seeing them years ago, they are very impressive.  Next time I draw my time travelers, they are off to Ancient Egypt.

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6 thoughts on “Time Traveling to Ancient Mesopotamia

  1. Drawrite says:

    I am loving this series!

  2. Nathan says:

    Cool picture. I like the stylistic look, which mimics the Babylonian gates. The disapproving glare of the Lamassu is a nice touch. I am sure since Lamassus are mythical, they know all about the dangers of the time continuum. It is also cool how the girl is into time travel, but the boy always seems to be eager to move forward. I bet that the guard is so surprised, he probably doesn’t have time to spear the kids; yeah, those Assyrians were jerks.

    • Nate, thanks for the comment. I figured the boy is just interested in getting back to the 21st Century so he can play with his entertainment system and watch cartoons. Lamassus should know a thing or two about the time continuum.

  3. Cindy D. says:

    Fantastic detail! And so many kinds of pen strokes. The city gate is so well done! And the statue. Which seems a bit pissed off. Great uniform on the guard. Terrific!

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