Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia

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James Blake Wiener
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This stela is from Solana de Cabañas (Cabañas del Castillo, Cáceres), Spain and dates from the Late Bronze Age. It is made of slate, and it was unearthed in the late 19th century CE. This was the first specimen to be discovered in a series of stelae now numbering over 100 monuments. The figure is surrounded by the symbols of his social rank, including a Mediterranean-style chariot in which the engraver nevertheless made the mistake of placing the wheels on the axis, thus demonstrating that he had never actually seen the object he was representing. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 01). Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7521/warrior-stela-from-bronze-age-iberia/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 01, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7521/warrior-stela-from-bronze-age-iberia/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Warrior Stela from Bronze Age Iberia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Nov 2017. Web. 17 Oct 2021.