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027 Hittites:  Apotropaic figures - Two winged griffins carrying the firmament, Mythological scene, The Herald Wall’s reliefs, Carchemish

027 Hittites: Apotropaic figures - Two winged griffins carrying the firmament, Mythological scene, The Herald Wall’s reliefs, Carchemish

Karkamış (Kargamiš, Karkemish, Carchemish)  Herald's Wall  winged griffins carrying the firmament

Karkamış (Kargamiš, Karkemish, Carchemish) Herald's Wall winged griffins carrying the firmament Hittites Historic Armenia

Urartian Silver Pectoral, c. 7th Century BC The pectoral is decorated with sirens walking in profile, five in the upper register and seven in the lower, interspersed with palmettes (possibly representing a sacred tree), each frieze with a raised band...

Urartian Silver Pectoral, c. A similar winged figure appears on a Cretan helmet dated to the same period.

Relief of griffins, Persian, from Susa, Achaemenid Dynasty, c.500 BC (glazed bricks). King of Persia from 521 BC; Persian by birth and bred in the Zoroastrian faith which became state religion; disc behind the griffins is of the God Ahura Mazda, God of Wisdom

Relief of griffins, Persian, from Susa, Achaemenid Dynasty, c.500 BC (glazed bricks). King of Persia from 521 BC; Persian by birth and bred in the Zoroastrian faith which became state religion; disc behind the griffins is of the God Ahura Mazda, God of Wisdom

Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis - Turkey.  Symetrical mythological Scene depicting "Winged Griffin Demons", half men with birds heads & wings. Their hands are raised above their heads supposidly carrying the sky. | © Paul E Williams 2013

Pictures of Hittite Art of Aslantepe, Museum of Anatolian Museums, Ankara , Turkey - Stock Photos

Tell Halaf, located in northeastern Syria, near the Turkish border.  The site gave its name to Halaf culture which flourished in the 7th millenium in Norther Syria. Most of the monumental findings date from the Aramean kingdom Bit-Bahiani of the 10th-9th centuries BCE during which the city was named Guzana. By the end of the 9th century BCE it was incorporated into Assyrian Empire. Othostants and relief display heavy influence of Neo-Hittite style.

Tell Halaf, located in northeastern Syria, near the Turkish border. The site gave its name to Halaf culture which flourished in the 7th millenium in Norther Syria. Most of the monumental findings date from the Aramean kingdom Bit-Bahiani of the 10th-9th centuries BCE during which the city was named Guzana. By the end of the 9th century BCE it was incorporated into Assyrian Empire. Othostants and relief display heavy influence of Neo-Hittite style.

Anunnaki with wings

A carving of an Anunnaki, an ancient Mesopotamian deity of the underworld (ancient Iraq) "Notice the "Pine Cone" in his hand?

LMLK seals were stamped on the handles of large storage jars mostly in and around Jerusalem during the reign of King Hezekiah (circa 700 BC) based on several complete jars found in situ buried under a destruction layer caused by Sennacherib at Lachish.[1] LMLK stamp; Redondo Beach collection #22 None of the original seals have been found, but about 2,000 impressions (also referred to as stamps) made by at least 21 seal types have been published.

LMLK seals were stamped on the handles of large storage jars mostly in and around Jerusalem during the reign of King Hezekiah (circa 700 BC) based on several complete jars found in situ buried under a destruction layer caused by Sennacherib at Lachish.

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