• Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite ceremonial stone cult axe head. Hittite Period 1650 - 1450 BC, Ortakoy Sapinuva . Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Neolithic stone tools, 7000 BC to 6500 BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • 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
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Royal Buttress. Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B C. Warriors. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Two figures are seen, each with a long dress, a thick belt and curled hair. The figure in front carries a spear in his left hand and a long sword at his waist, and the figure behind carries an axe in his left hand and a quiver on his back.   <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • A Colossal Statue of the Weather God Hadad found near Gerdshin near Sam'al / Zincirli , Turkey. The lower part of the body of the statue has Aramaic text which starts " I am Panamuwa, the son of QRL, the king of Ja'udi, I have erected this statue of Hadad, at my eternal grave.  Originally the statue would have held lightening rods and an axe. On his round cap are bull horns known as the symbols of divinity. The weather God brought the rains which in the dry areas of Mesopotamia was all important. The inscription goes on to read " May the soul of Panamuwa eat with Hadad, May the soul of Panamuwa drink with Hadad". Basalt 775 BC, Pergamon Museum Berlin, inv no VA 2882.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculpture of a Male with Axe  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Istanbul Archaeological Museum  Inv No. 7727.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 5
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger.
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 3
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 2
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 4
  • The Viking Raiders Stone depicting men holding swords and axes above their heads. The shape of the axes suggest they are Viking raiders. Anglo Saxon probably carved as a memorial of the first Viking Raind on Lindisfarne Island in 793. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • The Viking Raiders Stone depicting men holding swords and axes above their heads. The shape of the axes suggest they are Viking raiders. Anglo Saxon probably carved as a memorial of the first Viking Raind on Lindisfarne Island in 793. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • The Viking Raiders Stone depicting men holding swords and axes above their heads. The shape of the axes suggest they are Viking raiders. Anglo Saxon probably carved as a memorial of the first Viking Raind on Lindisfarne Island in 793. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England
  • The Viking Raiders Stone depicting men holding swords and axes above their heads. The shape of the axes suggest they are Viking raiders. Anglo Saxon probably carved as a memorial of the first Viking Raind on Lindisfarne Island in 793. Lindisfarne Abbey Museum, Northumbria, England

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