Palmyra - was an ancient Semitic city in present Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic, and it was first documented in the early second millennium BC as a caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian Desert.
The Ishtar Gate, built by King Nebuchadnezzar was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. The Ishtar Gate is one of the most wonderful exhibits in the famed Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. The museum houses the world
SUSA, IRAN TILE 6TH BCE Lion,coloured glazed tiles, from the East-courtyard ,palace in Susa, Iran. 6th-4th BCE, Achaemenid period,reign of Darius I ca.510 BCE. 105 x 217 cm Sb 3328 Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Orientales, Paris, France
Goat beard & Santa Claus / Person holding an ibex and a poppy flower. Low-relief from the m wall of king Sargon II’s palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. From Paul-Émile Botta’s excavations in