Main Carving, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 January 2018
Main Carving, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan

This is the main scene, carved between the engaged Iranian ionic-style columns and above the entrance into the main chamber of the rock-cut tombs of Ashkawt-i Qizqapan (Kurdish: The Cave of the Ravisher or the Cave of the Raped/Abducted Girl). Two standing men face each other, holding a combined double-convex bow in their left hands while raising their right hand in a gesture of reverence or salutation. In between them, there is a stepped altar. A semi-circle sits on the altar; this may represent a fire. Median-Achaemenid Period, 600-330 BCE. Near Zarzi village and the Palaeolithic cave of Zarzi, Chemi Rezan Valley, Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan.


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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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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, January 23). Main Carving, Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/7983/

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