Men with shields and spears from Persepolis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 August 2017
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Men with shields and spears from Persepolis

This limestone wall relief shows two men carrying shields and spears. Their distinctive costume identifies them as members of an entourage from the Land of Skudra (Thrace). From Persepolis, the Palace Terrace of Darius I (521-486 BCE) or Xerxes I (485-465 BCE), modern-day Iran. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany)

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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2017, August 29). Men with shields and spears from Persepolis. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7109/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Men with shields and spears from Persepolis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 29, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/7109/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Men with shields and spears from Persepolis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 29 Aug 2017. Web. 10 Jul 2020.

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