Lion-hunting Scene from Sakçagözü

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 September 2017

This basalt wall relief depicts a lion-hunting scene. The soldier in front of the lion as well as the horse wear a body armor. The archer standing on the chariot is probably the ruler and is protected by the winged sun-disc above his head. Circa 750 BCE. From a ruin of a palace at the ancient city of Sakçagözü, Gaziantep, modern-day Southern Turkey. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin)

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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. (2017, September 01). Lion-hunting Scene from Sakçagözü. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7158/lion-hunting-scene-from-sakcagozu/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion-hunting Scene from Sakçagözü." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 01, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7158/lion-hunting-scene-from-sakcagozu/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lion-hunting Scene from Sakçagözü." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Sep 2017. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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