Shoes Detail, Tombs of Qizqapan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 January 2018
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Detail of the relief carved at the façade of the rock-cut tombs of Ashkawt-i Qizqapan (Kurdish: The Cave of the Ravisher or the Cave of the Raped/Abducted Girl). The lower legs of the man who stands on the left side appear here. He wears a pair of shoes, with a strap of “leather” just in front of the ankle joint. The man on the right (not shown here) wears the same “type” of shoes. Median-Achaemenid Period, 600-330 BCE. It lies near Zarzi village and the Palaeolithic cave of Zarzi, Chemi Rezan Valley, Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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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. (2018, January 23). Shoes Detail, Tombs of Qizqapan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7986/shoes-detail-tombs-of-qizqapan/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Shoes Detail, Tombs of Qizqapan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7986/shoes-detail-tombs-of-qizqapan/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Shoes Detail, Tombs of Qizqapan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2018. Web. 24 Oct 2021.