Khotan Figure of a Bearded Man

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 November 2018
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The oasis state of Khotan with its capital at Yotkan, south of the Taklamakan desert, was a prosperous and powerful kingdom. Excavations have yielded many terracotta figures and ceramics of a Hellenistic style adopted from Iran. There are virtually no similarities with artifacts from Central China. From Yotkan, capital of the kingdom of Khotan, modern Xingjian province, 2nd to 3rd century CE. (The British Museum, London).

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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. (2018, November 26). Khotan Figure of a Bearded Man. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9503/khotan-figure-of-a-bearded-man/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Khotan Figure of a Bearded Man." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 26, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9503/khotan-figure-of-a-bearded-man/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Khotan Figure of a Bearded Man." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Nov 2018. Web. 27 Oct 2021.