Metope of Helios in Quadriga

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
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This was part of a marble architrave. The row of sculpted metopes on the north side of the temple to the goddess of the city of Ilion, Athena, began with an image of the sun god's Quadriga rising out of the sea. Like the Parthenon in Athens, the row perhaps continued with depictions of the battle for Troy and ended with the moon goddess, Selene. Marble. From the temple of Athena at Ilion, Troy; from Schliemann's excavations in 1872 CE. 300-280 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Metope of Helios in Quadriga. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11379/metope-of-helios-in-quadriga/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Metope of Helios in Quadriga." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11379/metope-of-helios-in-quadriga/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Metope of Helios in Quadriga." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 22 Jun 2021.