Roundel Detail, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by Sulaymaniyah Museum
published on 23 January 2018

A close-up image of the central roundel of the divine emblem 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). This image was shot just before the restoration/conservation work, which was carried out by the Directorate General of Antiquities of Sulaymaniyah in late 2002. The date of the image is October 24, 2002. Note the modern writings and the modern sketch of a human figure riding on a horseback (vandalism) as well the traces of the original red colour on the crown and the dark green robe. Median-Achaemenid Period, 600-330 BCE. Near Zarzi village and the Palaeolithic cave of Zarzi, Chemi Rezan Valley, Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo courtesy Hashim Hama Abdullah, director of the Sulaymaniyah Museum.

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Museum, S. (2018, January 23). Roundel Detail, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8003/roundel-detail-rock-cut-tombs-of-qizqapan/

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Museum, Sulaymaniyah. "Roundel Detail, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8003/roundel-detail-rock-cut-tombs-of-qizqapan/.

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Museum, Sulaymaniyah. "Roundel Detail, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2018. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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