Tomb of Payava, West Side


published on 15 May 2016

This relief, which is seen on the south side of the Payava Tomb, depicts a seated Persian, apparently a satrap or governor, with attendent figures. The inscriptions in Lycian probably mention the name of the satrap as Autophradates. The Payava tomb is a limestone tomb with gabled roof. It was decorated with reliefs on its four sides and inscribed with Lycian inscriptions. It was made in Lycia; found in Xanthus. Greek Period, circa 375-362 BCE. (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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