Lamassu: Definition & History


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The lamassu was a creature from which ancient culture?

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1. What was the relationship between the lamassu and humans, according to mythology?

2. The lamassu was a composite creature. Which of these was NOT generally part of that mix?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help you identify what you know about the lamassu. The relationship between the lamassu and humans and the physical appearance of this creature are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can assess your understanding of:

  • Where carvings of the lamassu are usually found
  • Something unique about these carvings
  • Ancient culture that the lamassu is from
  • The relationship between the lamassu and humans

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the body parts of the lamassu
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the lamassu and its history
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about carvings of this creature and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Lamassu: Definition & History is an easy-to-access lesson you can use to complete the following objectives any time you want:

  • Examine pictures of lamassu carvings
  • Explore the role of lamassu in different cultures
  • Review lamassu history, such as where carvings of it first appeared