Relief of the Lion Horoscope from Mount Nemrut

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Carole Raddato
by Unknown photographer
published on 19 August 2020
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Relief of the famous Lion Horoscope from the West Terrace of Mount Nemrut. It depicts a lion with stars on his body and a crescent moon on his chest. It has been argued that the scene might represent a kind of horoscope, one of the oldest known in the world.

Image digitized from: Carl Humann, Otto Puchstein: Reisen in Kleinasien und Nordsyrien, 1890 CE

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photographer, U. (2020, August 19). Relief of the Lion Horoscope from Mount Nemrut. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/12598/

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photographer, Unknown. "Relief of the Lion Horoscope from Mount Nemrut." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 19, 2020. https://www.ancient.eu/image/12598/.

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photographer, Unknown. "Relief of the Lion Horoscope from Mount Nemrut." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Aug 2020. Web. 24 Nov 2020.

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