Darband-i Basara Rock Relief

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 01 June 2018

This rock relief lies within Darband-i Basara, which transects the upper part of Qaradagh Mountain Ridge. The rock relief is composed of two separate scenes, which can be seen at the center of the image, on the face of the rock. It is the sunken square area with an overlying modern writing using a white paint. The main scene is within the sunken square area and a minor scene was carved on the right, outside of this square. The main scene is thought to be Lulubian. Water was poured on the relief to highlight its details before taking the photo. The white and yellow paints are modern. Late 3rd millennium to early 2nd millennium BCE. Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq.

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About the Author

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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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, June 01). Darband-i Basara Rock Relief. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8837/darband-i-basara-rock-relief/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Darband-i Basara Rock Relief." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 01, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8837/darband-i-basara-rock-relief/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Darband-i Basara Rock Relief." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 01 Jun 2018. Web. 06 Feb 2023.