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Artifact Statues of Susa Noblemen doing the Ancient Persian Susian Salute. The right hand bent straight, with the elbow to the waistline and the hand held up sideways. The left hand held in front of the body as the show of respect. This salute was even in use during Achaemenid Era. The Ancient Persian Susian Salute is the oldest Persian Salute. During Achaemenids Era, the salute was given with the hand a bit tilted

Ancient Persian Susian Salute Artifact Statues of Susa Noblemen doing the Ancient Persian Susian Salute. The right hand bent straight, with the elbow to the waistline and the hand held up sideways. The left hand held in front of the body as the show of respect. This Salute is the origin of the Ancient Persian Aryan Salute of the later years during Achaemenids and after eras. Ancient Persian Susian Salute was in use during Susian, Median and Achaemenid Eras.

Ancient Persian Susian Salute Artifact Statues of Parthian Arsacid Princess doing The right hand bent straight, with the elbow to the waistline and the hand held up sideways. The left hand held in front of the body as the show of respect. This Salute is the origin of the Ancient Persian Aryan Salute of the later years during Achaemenids and after eras. Ancient Persian Susian Salute was in use during Susian, Median and Achaemenid Eras.

Ancient Egyptian Limestone Statue of Bes.

UV light shows how the Ancient Greek statues painted their sculptures

Statue, Wadjet (?) Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 25–26 ca. 712–525 B.C. Egypt Bronze or copper

ETRUSCANS TRACED THEIR ANCESTRY TO URUK ANYWAY......Sumerian Male Votive Statue

Upper part of a statue of Thutmose III Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Date: ca. 1479–1425 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Bahri

ca. 2000 BCE Elamite God with a gold hand, copper and gold. Susa, Discovery location Khuzestan, Iran. Louvre.

Etruscan armored warriors, one with feathered ridge helmet and gorgonion breastplate and priestly skirt

Queen Ahmose Nefertati

Sumer. Carved Sedimentary Stone Votive Statue of a Man, H. 23 cm. Late Sumerian, ca 2000 BC. Much of Sumerian sculpture was used as ritual works for temples.  Many of them were created in stone for durability, so that the owner of the portrait statue could continue their worship beyond their deaths.  It was common for prayers to be inscribed in cuneiform on the work that dedicated it to a specific god.  These statues were meant to pray in place of the owner

Akhenaton, from the Temple of Aton, Karnak, Egypt, Dynasty XVIII ca 1353-1335 bce

Statue of Assyrian king Shalmaneser III

((PARTHIAN)) Parthian Statue ((check date of Parthian era, I do enjoy this outfit though...))

The identity of Sassanian kings was rarely annotated on their artifacts. But, they all used different crown designs. So modern researchers must identify them via their crown design. This statue can be identified as belonging to King Peroz I, because of the vertical crescent on his crown. AD 240

Idi-ilum, Sumerian, Govenor of Lagash.

Another find from Hatra, this limestone statue of a cloaked woman

Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, 175 A.D. Musei Capitolini, Rome.

China, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Joan of Arc!