• Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Zolnay Bull's head fountain, Pecs ( Pécs ) - European Cultural City of The Year 2010 , Hungary
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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In the middle is a kneeling bearded figure holding the bull's horn with his left hand and the lion's hind leg with his right hand. Below this lion is another lion whose chest and the head are missing, and below this second lion is another small lion. A deer stands behind his head. It is thought that this relief depicts Gilgamesh, the master of animals. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull.<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Protective mixed creatures. One each hand of the lion-headed men is in the form of a fist. The mace on the left is over the head of the weapon on the right. The two bull-men in the middle carry one spear each in their hands. Bull-man is known as Kusarikku, and the lion-man is known as Ugallu. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  White Background.<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey Background<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey art Background <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . Black Background<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Three quarters view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • Side view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Phrygian terracotta decorated bull head shaped cult vessel. 8th-7th century BC . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Roman relief sculpted garland sarcophagus with reliefs of bulls heads and garlands, 2nd century AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against white background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against gray background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against grey art background
  • Three quarters view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • Three quarters view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Three quarters view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • Three quarters view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Side view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Side view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • Side view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • Side view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 1
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vtwo headed bull shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a black background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vtwo headed bull shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vtwo headed bull shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a grey background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vtwo headed bull shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.  Against a warn art background.
  • Bronze Age Anatolian terra cotta vtwo headed bull shaped ritual vessel - 19th to 17th century BC - Kültepe Kanesh - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of A Winged God from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The God holds a branch of fruit in his left hand and a single fruit in the right hand. The First beared god is holding out a 3 pronged object to the king and has a boomerang in his other hand. Behind him is a 2 winged Godess with a  bare leg showing from her tunic. She is carrying a double headed axe. Behind her is another dearded God with a bore tusk helmet holding a spear. On the far right is another Godess, bare headed holding a double headed axe. On the far right is an attendant holding a bull. Above him the epographs indicate the name of the King & Gods. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of A Winged God from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum.  The God holds a branch of fruit in his left hand and a single fruit in the right hand. The First beared god is holding out a 3 pronged object to the king and has a boomerang in his other hand. Behind him is a 2 winged Godess with a  bare leg showing from her tunic. She is carrying a double headed axe. Behind her is another dearded God with a bore tusk helmet holding a spear. On the far right is another Godess, bare headed holding a double headed axe. On the far right is an attendant holding a bull. Above him the epographs indicate the name of the King & Gods.
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 4
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 3
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 5
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. An Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations exhibit.

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