Darband-i Basara Rock Relief

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 01 June 2018

This rock relief lies within Darband-i Basara, which transects the upper part of Qaradagh Mountain Ridge. The rock relief is composed of two separate scenes. The main scene is within a sunken square area (not shown) while this is the smaller and minor scene which was carved on the right, outside of that square. The main scene is thought to be Lulubian while this low relief seems to be added later on but it's unknown when it was carved. What has survived here is the lower part of a standing figure, wearing an ankle-length dress, looking to the right. Water was poured on the relief to highlight its details before taking the photo. The white and yellow paints are modern. The main relief dates to the late 3rd millennium to early 2nd millennium BCE. Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan, Iraq.



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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