Darius I as Pharaoh of Egypt

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 03 April 2016

This wooden door shows Darius I (reigned 521-486 BCE) dressed as pharaoh on the right, making an offering to the Egyptian god Anubis. The goddess Isis stands on the left. The door originally belonged to a box (or naos) used to contain statuettes and must have been from a temple. The box would have been covered with sheet gold and inlaid with red and blue glass. From Egypt. 27th Dynasty, 522-486 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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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