Facial Details, The Rock-Cut Tombs of Qizqapan

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
by Sulaymaniyah Museum
published on 23 January 2018

A close-up image of the two standing men of the relief at the façade of the rock-cut tombs of Ashkawt-i Qizqapan (Kurdish: The Cave of the Ravisher or the Cave of the Raped/Abducted Girl). The Median headdress (bashlyk) and the piece covering the mouth are obvious. Note the modern blue spray paint (vandalism). Median-Achaemenid Period, 600-330 BCE. Near Zarzi village and the Palaeolithic cave of Zarzi, Chemi Rezan Valley, Sulaymaniyah Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan. These photos were shot just before the restoration/conservation work, which was carried out by the Directorate General of Antiquities of Sulaymaniyah in late 2002; the right photo was shot on October 24, 2002, while the left photo was shot on October 27, 2002. Photos courtesy Hashim Hama Abdullah, director of the Sulaymaniyah Museum.

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