GORINTŌ / GORINTO / GORINTOU / 五輪等 FIVE-TIER PAGODA, FIVE-ELEMENT STUPA FIVE-WHEELED RELIQUARY, FIVE-LAYERED STELE Funerary Monuments, Often Containing Relics of the Buddha
In a 1947 UN agreement, Italy agreed to return the stele to Ethiopia, along with the other looted piece, the Lion of Judah. While the latter was returned in 1967 following the 1961 visit of emperor Haile Selassie to Italy, little action was taken to return the stele for more than 50 years, partly as a consequence of the considerable technical …
Hammurabi (standing), depicted as receiving his royal insignia from Shamash (or possibly Marduk).Hammurabi holds his hands over his mouth as a sign of prayer (relief on the upper part of the stele of Hammurabi's code of laws).
Dosojin, Sae no Kami, Stone Markers Protecting the Village and Crossroads and Liminal Areas. Also deities of fertility of the land and its communities.
In Greek mythology the Sphinx was a female monster with the body of a lion, the head and breast of a woman, eagle's wings and, according to some, a serpent's tail.
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One of the most important discoveries that relate to the time of the Exodus is the Merneptah stele which dates to about 1210 BC. Merneptah, the king of Egypt, boasts that he has destroyed his enemies in Canaan.
The motives of the two last described coins are remarkable; that of the stater resembles the Lion-gate of Mycenae and some early Phrygian monuments of the ninth and eighth centuries B.C. (Ramsay, J. H. S., 1888, 350 sq.).
SCRIPTS AND MATERIALS General Survey. From the end of the third millennium B.C.E., the art of writing was practiced in the ancient Near East (see *Alphabet ).
Archaeologists such as Germany’s Vinzenz Brinkmann are reconstructing some of the colorfully painted sculptures and glittering bronze statuary that existed during classical antiquity. A replica of a stele erected c. 510 B.C. on the grave of the Greek warrior, Aristion, commemorates his exploits in …