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O Império Hitita terminou por volta do ano 1 200 a. C., como resultado da invasão de povos chamados de ¨vindos do mar¨.Contudo os Hititas se reassentaram em outras regiões, no sul da Anatólia, perto das montanhas Taurus e passaram a ser chamados de neo-Hititas. esta cultura Hitita persistiu até aproximadamente no ano de 700 a.C.

O Império Hitita terminou por volta do ano 1 200 a. C., como resultado da invasão de povos chamados de ¨vindos do mar¨.Contudo os Hititas se reassentaram em outras regiões, no sul da Anatólia, perto das montanhas Taurus e passaram a ser chamados de neo-Hititas. esta cultura Hitita persistiu até aproximadamente no ano de 700 a.C.

Hitite relief - Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi - Ankara - Turkey

Hitite relief - Anadolu Medeniyetleri Müzesi - Ankara - Turkey

Human–headed winged lion (lamassu)   Date: 883–859 B.C. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

Human–headed winged lion (lamassu) Date: B. (Neo–Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II) Location: Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Medium: Alabaster (gypsum)

The Earliest Zoomorphic / Anthropomorphic Sculpture (Circa 30,000 BCE)  sculpture 29.6 cm high, 5.6 cm wide and 5.9 cm thick. carved out of mammoth ivory, was discovered in a cave named Stadel-Höhle I'm Hohlenstein, Lonetal, Swabian Alps, Germany.

The Earliest Zoomorphic / Anthropomorphic Sculpture Circa BCE ! The Lion Man, preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany. (View a full-scale image.) The Lion Man, preserved in the Ulmer Museum in Ulm, Germany.

Saka Tigra-khauda (Old Persian: pointed-hat Saka/Scythians) as depicted in the ancient Achaemenid city-palace of Persepolis. It was northern Iranian peoples such as the Sakas (Scythians) and their successors, the Sarmatians and Alans, who were to be the cultural link between Iran and ancient Europe. (Click)

Saka Tigra-khauda (Old Persian: pointed-hat Saka/Scythians) as depicted in the ancient Achaemenid city-palace of Persepolis.

Head of a roaring lion  Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)

Head of a roaring lion Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca.

Estela con escena de libación (Susa s.XXI a. C.)

Estela con escena de libación (Susa s.XXI a. C.)

Edebiyat ve Sanat Akademisi - Urartu Sanatı ve Heykelleri

Edebiyat ve Sanat Akademisi - Urartu Sanatı ve Heykelleri

"Ashur-nasir-pal II was king of Assyria from 883 to 859 BC. Ashurnasirpal II succeeded his father, Tukulti-Ninurta II, in 883 BC." -  Wikipedia the free encyclopedia

Statue of Ashurnasirpal II, Ishtar Sharrat-niphi temple Neo-Assyrian, circa BC

Recumbent Jackal God Anubis    Ancient Egypt, Saqqara  Dynasty 26-30 664-332 BCE   Limestone    Metropolitan Museum of Art

Recumbent Jackal God Anubis Ancient Egypt, Saqqara Dynasty BCE Limestone Metropolitan Museum of Art ~~ was this the Original sphinx?

“The transition from non-food producing to farming societies first took place during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN) of the Near East. It happened immediately after the end of the Pleistocene, between the 10th to the 8th millennium BC. One of the...

Gbekli Tepe Yields Groundbreaking Insights

“The transition from non-food producing to farming societies first took place during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN) of the Near East. It happened immediately after the end of the Pleistocene, between the to the millennium BC.

Design Toscano Tang Dynasty Horse Cast Statue

The elite of the Tang dynasty stocked their graves with lavish items such as this marvelously detailed bronze horse sculpture to ensure a comfortable afterlife. A bowed head, flowing mane an

Lion with Hittite inscription of King Halparunda III. Basalt (800 BCE, Late Hittite) from Marash, Northern Syria Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey

Lion with Hittite inscription of King Halparunda III. Basalt BCE, Late Hittite) from Marash, Northern Syria Museum of Oriental Antiquities, Istanbul, Turkey

Statue of Ashurnasirpal II (Trustees of the British Museum)

Ashurnasirpal II

This statue of King Ashurnasirpal II BC) was placed in the Temple of Ishtar Sharrat-niphi. It was designed to remind the goddess Ishtar of the king's piety. It is made of magnesite, and stands on a pedestal of a reddish stone.

Photograph of Mesopotamian  sin datos

Photograph of Mesopotamian sin datos. Sin is the Moon god?

A SYRIAN COPPER ALLOY LION   LATE URUK PERIOD, CIRCA MID 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.   Solid cast, standing with the left legs advanced, the long tail curving out, the mane a series of incised, concentric curving lines, the pattern extending along the flank, the ruff with incised striations, the eyes recessed for now-missing inlays, the semicircular ears nearly flat against the head

Uruk, Sumerian Copper Alloy Lion, ca 2700 BC

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