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Statue of a Parthian Hatra king holding a votive figure. Hatra was an ancient city in the Ninawa Governorate and al-Jazira region of Iraq, near Mosul. It was known as al-Hadr, a name which appears once in ancient inscriptions, and it was in the ancient Persian province of Khvarvaran. It was built circa 3rd-2nd centuries BCE and flourished 1st to 2nd centuries CE under the Parthians. Many artifacts and much of the remains of the city destroyed by ISIL

Treasures of Iraq: Part Two

The statue of Hatra king holding a smaller statue. Hatra is an ancient city in the Mid-Mesopotamia, also known as al-Hadr. It was in the ancient Persian province of Khvarvaran in Iraq.

Missing treasure of the Iraq Museum

Photo gallery of treasures once housed in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

A Hittite Priest-King (or Deity), around 1600 BC. This large basalt sculpture, with bone eyes, is rare in depicting a Hittite priest-king wearing a horned conical crown, false beard, and long robe. He holds a bowl in his right hand and once held something in his left, perhaps a staff or sword. Anatolia It is now in Cleveland Museum of Art, University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio.

Basalt statue of Hittite Priest-King, BC. Rare depiction of Hittite priest-king wearing a horned conical crown, false beard, and long robe. He holds a bowl in his right hand and once held something in his left, perhaps a staff or sword.

Detail of a 4th century CE gilded plate from the Sasanian period depicting a hunting scene. The capital of the Sassanid Persian Empire: Seleucia-Ctesiphon (near modern-day Baghdad) was one of the largest cities in the world. Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Photo by Babylon Chronicle

The King of Kings Hunting Century CE Sassanid Persian Gilded Plate) (Babylon Chronicle, Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA)

Seated statue of Gudea [Probably Tello (ancient Girsu), southern Mesopotamia] (59.2) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Statue of Gudea

Seated statue of Gudea, b. Neo-Sumerian period Probably Tello (ancient Girsu), southern Mesopotamia Diorite

Stone relief sculptured panel of a man holding an Ibex and a poppy flower. Facade L. Inv AO 19872 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC. Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris | Photos Gallery

Stone relief sculptured panel of a man holding an Ibex and a poppy flower. Inv AO 19872 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, BC.

Pathian Faience Figure of a Warrior -  Origin: Syria Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD

Parthian Faience Figure of a Warrior - Origin: Syria Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD

Pantea and General Aryasb were the commanders of the elite force of Persian soldiers who performed the dual roles of both Imperial Guard and standing army during the Persian Empire's expansion. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Pantea and General Aryasb were the commanders of the elite force of Persian soldiers who performed the dual roles of both Imperial Guard and standing army during the Persian Empire's expansion.

* Narmer THE FIRST PHARAOH _   Narmer or Menes _ -5300 TO 2686 BC_  was an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period (c. 31st century BC). He is thought to be the successor to the Protodynastic pharaohs SCORPION and/or KA, and he is considered by some to be the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty, and therefore THE FIRST PHARAOH of unified Egypt. *

The early pharoahs of Ancient Egypt

PHARAOH Narmer or Menes of the Early Dynastic Period c. century BC, thought to be the successor to the Protodynastic pharaoh SCORPION or KA, possibly the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty.

A limestone statue of Doshfari, daughter of Sanatruq I, KIng of the Parthian city of Hatra, 2nd century A.D.

A limestone statue of Doshfari, daughter of Sanatruq I, KIng of the Parthian city of Hatra, century CE.

Gilgamesh, the legendary king of ancient Uruk, stands holding a majestic beast lion and a snake. He is the hero from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest

Gilgamesh King of Uruk Epic Hero Statue 10H

Gilgamesh, the legendary king of ancient Uruk, stands holding a majestic beast lion and a snake. He is the hero from the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest stories which survives. PN 8717 Made fro

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