Relief of a Median Man

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 11 November 2017
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This relief from Persepolis, Iran shows a Median man climbing a staircase. Experts are quite sure what he's holding in his hands, but it might a stone or a shield. This relief is made from gray limestone and dates from the 5th-4th century BCE. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)

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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 11). Relief of a Median Man. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7599/relief-of-a-median-man/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Relief of a Median Man." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 11, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7599/relief-of-a-median-man/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Relief of a Median Man." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 11 Nov 2017. Web. 23 Oct 2021.