An interesting relief at the ruins of Arsameia, the capital of the kingdom of Commagene in century BC. King Mithradates I Kallinikos of Commagene BC) dressed as the Zoroastrian Magi (left) shakes hands with the Greek god Hercules.
Human-headed winged lion (lamassu), b. Neo-Assyrian period, reign of Ashurnasirpal II Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia Alabaster (gypsum). i belive this is the one i saw at the British museum in London.
Darius the Great BCE) Under his reign, the Persian Empire reached the pinnacle of its power and the fullest extent of its size. His domain consisted of over 40 different ethnic tribes, and stretched from India to the Balkans covering almost thre